Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Iraqi minister criticise European countries that encourage Christians to leave country, says causing them harm.
Asghar al-Moussawi, a deputy minister responsible for displaced people and refugees, said that Iraq needs all its people to stay and help improve the country's prospects. He chose the visit of Germany's foreign minister on Tuesday to criticise European countries that encourage Christians to leave the war-torn nation. "The fact that certain governments are encouraging the emigration of Iraq's Christians is unacceptable," Moussawi was quoted as saying by the Centre for National Media, a government organisation.