French foreign minister goes to Iraq to oversee aid deliveries to persecuted minority groups

August 10, 2014 8:23 AM

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French foreign minister goes to Iraq to oversee aid deliveries to persecuted minority groups

PARIS – France says Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has gone to Iraq to supervise French aid delivery and show support.

A ministry statement Sunday said Fabius was visiting Baghdad and Irbil, in the Kurdistan region, and meeting with representatives of Christians and Yazidis. The minorities are being persecuted by the Islamic State group — radical Islamists who are taking over strategic swaths of northern Iraq.

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