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Iraq UN envoy talks with neighbouring countries on latest developments

Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative Ashraf Qazi met in Kuwait City with Kuwaiti Minister of Interior and Deputy Prime Minister Shaikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, briefing him on the UN’s role in promoting dialogue and reconciliation among Iraqis of different political and religious persuasions.Shaikh Nawaf Al-Sabah expressed his support to and appreciation of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) effort and pledged Kuwait’s continued support, a Mission statement said. Mr. Qazi discussed with Kuwaiti Under-Secretary of Foreign Affairs Khalid Suleiman Al-Jararalla the results of a ministerial meeting held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, yesterday. The envoy’s meetings in Kuwait as well as his visit to Iran last week are the latest in a series of exchanges with Iraq’s neighbours that he has conducted since the spring. read more

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Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson arrives at scene of London terror attack

first_imgMr Robinson claimed hundreds of “people who have been fighting for Isis” have returned to the UK.He then accused the Government of “letting [the attack] happen”. Tommy Robinson has turned up at the scene and, as you could imagine, is making everything worse.— David Rivers (@DaveHarryRivers) March 22, 2017  One social media user wrote: “Tommy Robinson thinking about himself and his agenda rather than the victims in the immediate aftermath. Tells you all you need to know.” Tommy Robinson actually went down to the scene to start yelling. Unbelievable— Desolation Radio (@desolationwales) March 22, 2017 The former far-right leader has been accused of “vile opportunism” for using the tragedy to “spread an anti-Muslim message”. The former EDL leader launched into a tirade after the attackCredit:FameFlyNet Far-right figures like Tommy Robinson are vile opportunists: using victims of today’s attack to spread their anti-Muslim message.— Maya Goodfellow (@MayaGoodfellow) March 22, 2017  He said: “This is the reality. The reality is these people are waging war on us.”This has been going on for 1,400 years and while it’s going on the police leaders and the political leaders want to invite more.” Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson arrived at the scene of the London terror attacks and has been accused of “making everything worse” after he spoke of Islamic extremism.The motive, race and religion of the attacker have not been confirmed, yet Mr Robinson spoke of Muslims and claimed the country is “at war”. The former EDL leader launched into a tirade after the attack Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more