French embassy disowns Charlie Hebdo cartoons

'Quake immense tragedy, we are close to Italy'

(ANSA) - Rome, September 2 - A Charlie Hebdo cartoon showing Italian quake victims as pasta dishes " does not absolutely represent the position of France,", the French embassy in Rome said Friday. Calling the quake that killed 293 an "immense tragedy", it said "France has expressed its sincere condolences to the Italian authorities and people and has offered its help.
    We are close to Italy in this difficult trial". The Charlie Hebdo cartoons have spurred widespread indignation.
   

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