During difficult week for Eastern Christians, Universal Syriac Union Party President Ibrahim Mrad urges international intervention against Azerbaijani atrocities and offers condolences to families of Baghdede fire victims

BEIRUT — During a tragic week for Eastern Christian communities, President of the Universal Syriac Union Party (USUP) in Lebanon Ibrahim Murad issued a fervent plea to the international community, urging immediate and decisive action to halt the humanitarian violations perpetrated by Azerbaijan against the Armenian population and extending his heartfelt condolences to the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian community of Baghdede (Qaraqosh / Hamdaniya), Iraq, following the horrific wedding hall fire that claimed over 100 lives.

Regarding the displacement of Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh, Mrad called on the United Nations, European Union, and international human rights organizations to convene an extraordinary meeting to address the alarming acts of religious and ethnic cleansing being perpetrated by Azerbaijan against the Armenian people.

He underscored that the deafening silence of the international community stage only serves to embolden Azerbaijan, allowing the continuation of heinous massacres against Armenians and other vulnerable populations. Mrad implored the free peoples of the world to act swiftly and decisively, putting an end to this humanitarian crisis.

He also expressed profound regret for the horrible events affecting the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian community of Iraq. Mrad lamented that even during celebratory occasions, like weddings, tragedies persist. In the wake of the painful incident in Baghdede, he conveyed his deepest condolences to the affected communities. Furthermore, he expressed wishes for a prompt recovery for the wounded and fervently hoped for an end to the sorrow afflicting the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people.