APPG Chair Robert Halfon raises issue of attack on Kurdistani party and flag in Baghdad with UK minister

Question from Robert Halfon MP

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department has taken in response to the burning on 17 October 2020 in Baghdad of a Kurdish party office and the flag of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq; and if he will make a statement. Tabled on: 20 October 2020

Answer from James Cleverly MP: We strongly condemned the attack on the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s office in Baghdad and made clear that addressing political difference through dialogue not violence was a fundamental element of a functioning democracy. The UK has welcomed steps taken to hold those responsible to account. We continue to work with the Government of Iraq on enhancing security measures, including through discussions during the Iraqi Prime Minister’s Guest of Government visit to the UK on 22 October.

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