Tag Archives: Support

29 September 2014

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran: West’s ‘strategic blunders’ aided rise of IS

The New York Times reports that President Hassan Rouhani of Iran delivered a searing indictment of Western and Arab states in his speech to the UN, blaming them for sowing the seeds of extremism in the Middle East with ‘strategic blunders’ that have given rise to the Islamic State and other violent jihadist groups. (more…)

Source: The New York Times | Iran’s President Says West’s ‘Blunders’ Aided Rise of Islamic State

22 September 2014

Security Council urges international support for Iraq’s combat against militants

The Security Council adopted a statement which urged the international community to work closely with the government of Iraq to identify how best the world can aid implementation of the new Iraqi (political) agenda. It once again expressed its deep outrage about Iraqis who have been killed, kidnapped, raped, or tortured by ISIL, and also reaffirmed its full support for the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq in assisting the Iraqis and their government in strengthening democratic institutions. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Iraq: Security Council urges international support for Government’s combat against insurgents

19 June 2014

Baghdad accuses Saudi Arabia of promoting ‘genocide’ in Iraq

In a statement issued on 17 June, the Shi’ite-led government of Iraq accused Saudi Arabia of promoting ‘genocide’ in Iraq by assisting Sunni militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The statement said that ‘we hold them responsible for supporting these groups financially and morally, and for the outcome of that – which includes crimes that may qualify as genocide: the spilling of Iraqi blood, the destruction of Iraqi state institutions and historic and religious sites’.

Reuters reports that Saudi Arabia finances and supplies Sunni rebels in Syria, but that it denies assisting ISIL.

Source: Reuters | Baghdad blames Saudi Arabia for promoting 'genocide' in Iraq

24 January 2013

US Planes Transport French Troops into Mali

United States (US) military aircrafts were used in order to transport more than 80 French troops and 124 tonnes of equipment into Mali.

The US examines a request for aerial refuelling support, made by the French.

Source: The Huffington Post | Mali Intervention: U.S. Planes Arrive In Mali