France ready to help in Iraq

Paris - President Francois Hollande said on Friday that France was ready to take part in action to end civilian suffering in Iraq, and planned talks with international partners to that end.

"The international community cannot ignore the threat represented by the advance of this terrorist group for the local population, the stability not only of Iraq but of the whole region," said Hollande in a statement.

"France will examine with the United States and other international partners what actions could be undertaken to end civilian suffering. We are ready to take responsibility for our part."

- Reuters
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Walter Oldnal Latham 2014-08-09 08:56:13 AM
At last France showing a bit of back-bone!!! It may lose Hollande votes, as that country now has a huge Muslim population. Like other European countries, they should have closed the gates long ago.
Noor Bhai 2014-08-09 09:14:34 AM
Think about these facts : the war in Iraq began on the pretence of weapons of mass destruction that never existed and left the country worst off!! In palestine because of 3 teenagers that were killed also never proved !! America+Israel = genocide acts
Sadeck Rahim 2014-08-09 09:31:42 AM
Its simple the Arab world are dumbstruck by their wealths, the oil fields are streaming trillions, they love for money is now blinded against humanity.They have no unity but greed for themselves. PALESTINE IS CRYING FOR HELP BUT THEIR CRYS GO IN DEAF EARS.ITS NOT THE WEST THATS CAUSING ANY DESTRUCTION BUT THE ARABS FOR THEIR WEALTH.THE WEST IS JUST IN THE GRAVY TRAIN FOR OIL
Noor Bhai 2014-08-09 09:57:28 AM
Now this gives it away : Its about oil!! Islamic State fighters, who have beheaded and crucified captives in their drive to eradicate unbelievers, have advanced to within a half hour's drive of Arbil, capital of Iraq's Kurdish region and a hub for US oil companies
Zeenat Allie 2014-08-09 10:39:53 AM
Red white and blue teaming up once again. I see the the Muslim bashers in full swing this morning. Al Qaeda and weapons of mass destruction have now been replaced by ISIS. Another creation by the CIA and Mossad, factually trained and funded by these organizations. To the Muslim bashers, ISIS is a threat to the greater Muslim world just as Zionism. The two organizations in my opinion have the same agenda. Humanity must prevail on the light of violence around the world. When govts stop playing politics and start living democracy is the day I yearn for.
Ryan Holland 2014-08-09 11:35:27 AM
I hope they give some support to the Kurds.