Pope Turns to UN To Step in and Stop 'Aggression' in Iraq

by Himabindu Venkatakrishnan on  August 22, 2014 at 1:48 PM Lifestyle News
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Pope Francis called for collective action through the United Nations on Monday, to "stop unjust aggression" in Iraq, criticizing the US air strikes against Islamic militants there.
 Pope Turns to UN To Step in and Stop 'Aggression' in Iraq
Pope Turns to UN To Step in and Stop 'Aggression' in Iraq
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Asked about recent US strikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq, the pope said that "in the case where there is unjust aggression, it is acceptable to stop an unjust aggressor. I emphasise the word 'stop'. I am not saying 'bombard' or 'make war upon'."

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"One nation cannot decide" alone how to end the aggression, the pontiff, speaking aboard the flight bringing him back from a trip to South Korea, added.

Source: AFP
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