Iraqi officials condemn IDF attacks on Lebanon

July 16, 2006 17:04

Iraq's parliament speaker strongly condemned Israel's military operations in Lebanon, saying Sunday that they violate the United Nations charter and human rights treaties. Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, in a letter to his Lebanese counterpart Nabih Berri, called for Arab League as well as UN intervention to "pressure Israel stop its aggression." "As I denounce in the strongest terms the Israeli assaults and military operations on Lebanon and the Lebanese people, and on the behalf of the Iraqi people, we express our solidarity and sympathy with the Lebanese people and our support to your efforts to defend the sovereignty and the unity," al-Mashhadani said.

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