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US Senators Propose For A “Separate Province For Christians In Iraq”


US senators propose establishment of a province for Christians in Nineveh plains of Iraq.

Separate province proposed for Christians in Iraq
Separate province proposed for Christians in Iraq

According to media reports, the wretched situation of affliction experienced by Christians and other minorities forced to flee from Nineveh Plain has raised “serious concern”, that the US State Department is urged to “support the government of Iraqi’s establishment of the Nineveh Plains administrative province” and provide “direct support programs designed to assist vulnerable Iraqi ethnic and religious minorities”.

A petition written by 17 US Senators to the Secretary of State, John Kerry contained the feasible proposals including direct intervention on behalf of the US Government on the Iraqi institutions in order to push them to increase the levels of institutional and security protection of the native Christian communities.

To boot, the Senators also referred to law FY15 for the effective channelling of the activities of National Defence and to allow direct supplies in favour of the security forces committed to protecting Iraq’s minority communities. This letter was written on January 27, 2015, in which the petitioners also mention Article 125 of the Iraqi Constitution currently in force, which guarantees the protection and the legal regulation of “administrative, political, cultural and educational rights of different nationalities, including Turkmen, Chaldeans, Assyrians and all the other components”.