France condemns Iranian missile attacks on Coalition bases
Middle East – Communiqué issued by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs
Paris, 8 January 2020
France condemns the attacks carried out in Iraq by Iran overnight against [Global] Coalition Against Daesh bases. It reiterates its solidarity with its allies and partners in the Coalition and its commitment to Iraq’s sovereignty and security.
De-escalation is a priority more than ever. The cycle of violence must be stopped. For its part, France remains determined to work to ease tensions. It is in contact with all the parties concerned in order to encourage restraint and a sense of responsibility.
France recalls the importance of continuing the fight against Daesh [so-called ISIL], whilst fully respecting Iraq’s sovereignty./.