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Lawmakers urge action for Iraqi Christians

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“Among your first actions as secretary, we urge you to facilitate the development of a comprehensive policy to address the unique plight of Iraq ‘s struggling ethno-religious minorities, specifically the Christian community,”

01/28/2009 Iraq (UPI) — U.S. lawmakers called on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to take action to protect the Christian minority population in Iraq .

Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., a Chaldean Christian, and Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., a consultant to Congress’ Iraq Study Group, wrote Clinton on the need to support religious minorities in Iraq .

“Among your first actions as secretary, we urge you to facilitate the development of a comprehensive policy to address the unique plight of Iraq ‘s struggling ethno-religious minorities, specifically the Christian community,” the letter read.

A spate of targeted violence against religious minorities erupted last fall, displacing nearly half of the Christian population in northern Iraq , by some estimates.

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