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An interview with a French or international personality from the world of economics, politics, culture or diplomacy. Every Wednesday at 4.45 pm Paris time and Saturday at 7.45 am.

Latest update : 2015-05-25

'The Iraqi people are more divided than ever'

Iraqi Vice President and former prime minister Ayad Allawi gave an exclusive interview to FRANCE 24's Marc Perelman. Speaking on the sidelines of the regional World Economic Forum conference in Jordan, he discussed the main issues facing Iraq.

"Iraq still lacks significant achievements. It does not have a proper reconciliation, the people are divided, more than ever, it’s getting more and more so", Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi told FRANCE 24.

"Since the dismantlement of the state of Iraq, in 2003, there have been very sectarian policies. The sectarian environment prevailed, and this sectarian environment prevented the process of reconciliation and laid obstacles against the political process".

Asked about the advances of the Islamic State group, (also known as ISIS), and the recent fall of Ramadi to the jihadists, Allawi remains optimistic. "I don’t believe that we are going to lose the war against ISIS, on the contrary, I believe that we are going to emerge victorious at the end of the day".

"We need to beef up and support our own institutions, armed forces, the police, and get more and more capacity-building immediately by recruiting ex-army officers, ex-soldiers and by recruiting volunteers who are ready to be trained immediately”, he added.



2018-07-12 Marc PERELMAN

'Official US position, confirmed by Trump: Crimea is Ukrainian', Poroshenko says

At this week’s NATO summit in Brussels, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman he was “certain” that US President Donald Trump would not negotiate on...

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2018-07-11 Annette YOUNG

The art of 'adulting': Why do so many of us struggle to grow up?

Annette Young meets Pamela Druckerman, New York Times columnist and Paris-based author whose latest book looks at why we struggle with growing up. After the mammoth success of...

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2018-07-09 Asia-pacific

ICRC chief: 'Long way to go' until Rohingya refugees can return to Myanmar

Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), spoke to FRANCE 24 from Geneva following a visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh. Maurer described the...

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2018-07-05 Claudy SIAR

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French President Emmanuel Macron said a new vision of Africa that reflects the continent's vitality is necessary to tackle Europe's migration crisis, in an exclusive interview on...

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2018-07-04 Africa

Zuma will remain in ANC until 'last day of his life,' says Ramaphosa

Responding to reports that Jacob Zuma could split the ruling African National Congress, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa insisted his predecessor would never quit or split...

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