Armenia condemns attacks on Christian churches in Iraq

Aug 2 2004


YEREVAN, AUGUST 2, ARMENPRESS: Armenia reacted swiftly to news
reports about terrorist actions targeting Christian Churches in
Baghdad and Mosul. “The president of Armenia is deeply concerned
about the human and material losses which resulted from terrorist
activities aimed at Christian churches in Baghdad and Mosul on August
1. Among them was an Armenian church, as well,” Ashot Kocharian, a
spokesman for president Kocharian, said in response to Armenpress
request to present Armenia’s official position.
The spokesman said the Armenian community of Iraq, with its
millennia-old history, has been and remains an indivisible part of
the Iraqi people, and plays a role in the development and progress of
the country, and together with all of Iraq’s minorities, has always
participated in finding solutions to Iraq’s problems and challenges.
“Armenia firmly condemns terrorism in all its manifestations, and
expresses the hope that Iraq will soon achieve stability and peace,
and that democratic and peaceful norms will be established. This, of
course, is of fundamental significance to Iraq and to the entire
region,” Ashot Kocharian said.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress