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Iraq: Christianity

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 25 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the welfare of Christians in Iraq; and if he will make a statement. (160473)

Christians in Iraq have been badly affected by the high levels of violence in the country. We are aware of recent threats received by Christians from extremists in certain areas of Baghdad. We have raised this with the Iraqi Government who, with the backing of coalition forces, is taking measures to increase security in those areas. We will continue to monitor the situation.