Iraqi mouthpiece blames Chirac for kidnappings

2nd September 2004, Comments 0 comments

BAGHDAD, Sept 2 (AFP) - A newspaper controlled by the Iraqi prime minister on Thursday blamed French President Jacques Chirac's refusal to help in Iraq for the kidnapping of two French journalists.

BAGHDAD, Sept 2 (AFP) - A newspaper controlled by the Iraqi prime minister on Thursday blamed French President Jacques Chirac's refusal to help in Iraq for the kidnapping of two French journalists.  

In an editorial headlined "Chirac you did not hear our pleas", the Baghdad newspaper said: "Chirac, who wants to present himself as fair, must take his share of responsibility in the kidnapping of his two compatriots as he opposed all international resolutions aimed at restoring Iraqis' security."  

The newspaper is the mouthpiece of Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's party, the Iraqi National Accord.   

The two French reporters were seized by Islamic militants on August 20 and their fate remains unknown.

 

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