Iraqi PM urges UN to help Iraqis return from Syria

Iraqi PM urges UN to help Iraqis return from Syria
# 21 July 2012 01:51 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al- Maliki called on the United Nations on Friday to coordinate with Syria in a bid to protect Iraqi nationals there and facilitate their return to their motherland, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

Maliki said in a statement issued by his office "We appeal to the UN to immediately intervene and cooperate with the Syrian authorities to protect Iraqis living there and to facilitate their return to the homeland."

"In light of the difficult conditions experienced by our people in Syria, we urge them, men, women and children, to return to their homeland," the prime minister said.

Maliki has formed a committee to manage the repatriation of the country’s thousands of nationals living in Syria.
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