ROME – The Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte has angrily reacted to the French criticism of the way his government deals with reddingsschip Aquarius. The recently appointed Italian government accused Paris hypocrisy.
“The statements from France about the Aquarius affair are surprising and show a serious lack of knowledge about what actually is going on”, was a statement from the office of Conte. “Italy does not accept hypocritical lessons from countries that are invariably rather not be at home when it comes to immigration.”
Italy refused earlier the Aquarius to dock. That led to bickering over which country is the hundreds of migrants on-board sensors. Finally offered Spain to the vessel to moor. About four hundred passengers steps on two Italian ships, which then Aquarius to Valencia sailing.
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