Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, center, arrives in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Ali Abbas, Pool)
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Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil expressed solidarity with Iraqi Christians Monday during a visit to the Iraqi Kurdish city of Irbil and the capital Baghdad.Iraqi Christians, especially in Mosul and other northern parts of the country, fled after being given an ultimatum by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) to either convert to Islam, pay a religious tax or face death.Bassil met in Baghdad with Iraq's new prime minister-designate, Haider al-Abadi.Bassil warned that extremist threat in Iraq posed a danger not just to that country but to all regions and religions of the world.
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