Friday, January 12, 2007

Governor-General Condemns US actions at Iranian Consulate in Erbil, Kurdish Iraq

- Virtual Pensacola

The Government of the Dominion of British West Florida express its dismay and condemnation of the American action against the official consulate of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Erbil, capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The consulate was opened by agreement between the governments of Iraq and the Islamic Republic of Iran, and enjoys immunity and protection under the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

The People of the Dominion of British West Florida join the people of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in protest against and rejection of this action which violates their internal sovereignty. We call for the immediate release of those arrested.

Unlike other parts of Iraq, the Kurdistan Region enjoys safety, security, stability and the rule of law. The US action does not conform to the policy of attempting to spread security and stability throughout all of Iraq. No military action should be taken in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq by coalition forces without consultations with security authorities here.

Robert, Duke of Florida, Lord of St. George, GSB
Her Majesty's Governor-General in and for the
Dominion of British West Florida.

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