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Iraq affirms support to French people over Notre Dame Cathedral fire

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Abdulrahman Al-Hussaini, Iraq's ambassador to France, affirmed his solidarity with the French people, and the Christians around the world, after a massive fire burnt the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

"We express our sadness and sympathy for the fire that broke out in the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris," the ambassador said in a post on his Facebook account.

Soon after the blaze began, authorities began clearing the area around the church of pedestrians, while residents of the city posted videos and images showing a massive cloud of smoking coming from the historic landmark.

No deaths were immediately reported. Subsequently, President Emmanual Marcon had to cancel a planned address to the nation.
Last Modified: Tuesday، 16 April 2019 01:29 AM