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United Nations Security Council President François Delattre (France) on the situation in the Middle East and other matters - Security Council Media Stakeout (26 October 2017)

Informal comments to the media by H.E Mr. François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations and President of the Security Council, on the situation in the Middle East:


The members of the Security Council expressed concern over increased tensions and reports of violence between Iraqi Federal Forces and Kurdish Peshmerga.
Council members called on all sides to refrain from the threat and use of force and to engage in constructive dialogue, facilitated by the United Nations upon request, as a path way to de-escalation and a means to preserve Iraqi unity.

Council members recalled the needs for the rights and aspirations of all Iraqi citizens to be met through full implementation of the Iraqi constitution.
Council members noted that the Federal and Regional Governments have both expressed willingness to engage in dialogue. We encourage them to expeditiously set a time table to hold these discussions.
Council members reaffirm their respect of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and unity of Iraq. They also reaffirm the importance of remaining focused on efforts to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh).

Council members likewise voiced their full support for United Nations efforts in this regard.

26 October 2017
New York, UN Headquarters
Media Stakeout 

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