Iraq has condemned the mission of the European Union, raised the flag of the LGBT in the capital Baghdad. A statement published on the website of the foreign Ministry.

the Ministry stressed that all diplomats should respect the traditions and laws of the country. The foreign Ministry said that such actions can be considered a provocation against the religious feelings of the Iraqis. “[They thus] violates the highest moral principles and values, respected different religions”, — stated in the message Department.

the foreign Ministry said that all diplomatic missions in Iraq must adhere to the laws of the country and to observe the etiquette. They were also urged not to offend the traditions existing in the country.

on may 17, the international day against homophobia, the network appeared the photographs of the LGBT flag, posted at the headquarters of the EU in Baghdad. It was noted that this action was organized together with the diplomatic missions of the United Kingdom and Canada.