Tuesday, 01 May 2012 03:00

UN Envoy to Iraq: Minorities Must Be Protected

Baghdad, 1 May 2012 –The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Martin Kobler, met yesterday with Papa Sheikh, the Grand Sheikh of the Yazidis, in Sheikhan in northern Iraq. He also paid respect to the religious leadership of the Yazidis and visited the Lalesh temple, the holiest shrine for the community in Iraq. عربي

"The Yazidis are deeply rooted in Iraq and their contribution to enriching the cultural heritage of Iraq for centuries is to be valued," Mr. Kobler said. "The Yazidis\' rights, together with the rights of all Iraq minorities and every Iraqi citizen, have to be protected as stipulated in the Iraqi Constitution," Mr. Kobler added.

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