UNESCO Urges End To Destruction Of Iraq's Cultural Heritage

29 Jul 2014 8:07 AM | Anonymous

UNESCO Urges End To Destruction Of Iraq's Cultural Heritage

7/28/2014 5:28 PM ET

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has called for an immediate halt to intentional destruction of religious and cultural heritage monuments in Iraq, a statement issued by the UN agency said.

Referring to the intentional destruction on 24 July of the shrine of Prophet Jonas and the mosque built in his honor in Mosul, Bokova said: "I am shocked by this violence against the millennial heritage of Iraq -- destroying places of religious and cultural significance is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated."


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