China Deeply Concerned about Humanitarian Situation in Iraq

China is deeply concerned and anxious about the sudden deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Iraq, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Kong Quan Thursday.

The Chinese government would offer the Iraqi people tents as humanitarian aid, which would be transported to Jordan for distribution to the Iraqi people, he said.

China would continue to provide aid to reduce the humanitarian disaster, he said.

Over 60 countries had registered to speak in the ongoing urgent and open debate on the war in Iraq in the United Nations Security Council, he said, noting that peace, rather than war, was the common wish of the international community.

The Chinese government again strongly appealed for an early end to the war, and was willing to work with other nations to push the Iraq issue back on the track of a political solution, he added.

People's Daily Online ---