Armenia to support violence-stricken Yazidis: presidential spokesman

Armenia to support violence-stricken Yazidis: presidential spokesman

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia is deeply concerned over violence against Yazidis in northern Iraq that cost numerous human lives, presidential spokesman Arman Saghatelyan said in a statement, according to Panorama.am.

“Use of violence against any ethnic and religious minority group, specifically against Iraqi Yazidis, is absolutely unacceptable, and the international community should take immediate measures to stop the violence and provide humanitarian assistance.”

The Armenian President has instructed the Foreign Ministry and heads of diplomatic missions to double their efforts on the international scene.

Today (August 18) President Sargsyan and Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan discussed increasing the amount of humanitarian assistance.

Yerevan will keep focus on issue, with Armenia to consistently support fraternal Yazidi nation to the best of its possibilities,” the statement says.

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