France condemns insurgents' offensive in Iraq, urges dialogue

France condemns insurgents
# 20 June 2014 03:21 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. France on Thursday denounced insurgents' offensive in Iraq that "threats Iraq unity and all the region's stability and security," urging dialogue to find a durable alternative to end political unrest in the oil nation, APA reports quoting AP.

French President Francois Hollande at a security meeting called on Baghdad officials to urgently find "a sustainable political solution to have the support of the United Nations," according to a statement issued by his office.

The French president urged all components of Iraqi society to be committed to the dialogue to quickly implement a unity government.

Hollande also reiterated Paris "support to Iraqi people to fight against terrorism."

"The offensive in Iraq creates a new situation which boosts the ability of terrorists to act in the region and beyond. That is why the government's plan to fight against the jihadists sectors will be implemented with the greatest firmness," the French president said.

With hundreds of French young people were radicalized and recruited to join fighting in Syria and could return home, France reinforced cooperation with its European partners and allies "to provide a coordinated and effective response to the terrorist threat."

A new wave of violence rocked the conflict-torn Iraq after militants seized two cities in northern Iraq last week after days of clashes with Iraqi forces.