Lucio Malan (FI), member of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Senate, said:
"Reports of Shiite militia attacks on the Kurdish people in the Kirkuk area are really concerning. Those same Kurds who have long supported much of the offensive against ISIS are now being attacked by those who do not seem to have methods that are very different from those perpetrated by the self-declared Islamic state, even though they are rivals. Even Father Benjamin Benoka's statements from Ankara about the dangers that stll lie on Christans of Nineveh's plain should remind us that the Kurds are the only ones in the area to have guarded the followers of every religion. I hope the Italian government will not forget it, as well as the security of Christans despite it acts like their paladin, against the American ally, and of the continuation of the treaty with Iran on nuclear. I invite the President of the Council Gentiloni and the Foreign Minister Alfano to use our relations with Tehran and Baghdad leaders in order to defense Kurds and Christians. "