Saturday, April 25, 2015

Valls: “The Eastern Christians are being eradicated” – Le Point

Manuel Valls on Friday denounced the fate of Eastern Christians, who are “being eradicated,” and called for “stop the extermination conducted by Daesh”, particularly in Iraq and Syria. “France is always on the side of the victims” and “victims today are also the Eastern Christians Again, we have to name things, the truth: Eastern Christians – that’s it. where also other minorities – are being eradicated in this region through this scary terrorism, “said Prime Minister at a ceremony in Paris to commemorate the centenary of the Armenian Genocide. “Their fate was discussed at the UN Security Council for the first time a few weeks ago, at the initiative of France. We must put an end to the extermination conducted by Daesh” or group Islamic State (EI), he insisted.

Syrian Armenians

In front of the statue of Father Komitas (1869-1935), Orthodox priest and poet Armenian, the head of government recalled, in the presence of PS mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, there has just a century “Armenians were decimated, victims of mass murder.” “And the primary responsibility, the first moral obligation is to look at crime in the face and call him by his name: the crime, it was a genocide,” he said. “Do not forget the genocide, it is also to do everything to avoid them, while there is still time,” assured Manuel Valls calling to “be especially vigilant to the fate of Syrian Armenians.” “Once again, Armenians are persecuted because they are Armenians. Close your eyes would be guilty,” he said.

“Here in Paris, we intend to accelerate the movement for recognition of the genocide by asking the criminalization of its denial,” he told Anne Hidalgo. The first magistrate of Paris decided that the Eiffel Tower would be extinguished at 21: 30 pm and throughout the night, “a unique historic step” for the victims of the Armenian Genocide. Nearly 10,000 people participated in these ceremonies, organizers and the City of Paris.


No comments:

Post a Comment