MP Robert Halfon asks minister question on flag burning in Iraq

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the house 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?

The Minister of State for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office James Cleverley said: “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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