House of Lords
Lord Hylton (Crossbench)
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Iraq about allegations from Sulaymaniyah that the Jihadist Muslim Movement has threatened the Kurdish residents of Jalawla in Diyala province, causing the majority of them to leave.
Lord Howell of Guildford (Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Conservative)
The UK is aware of media reports alleging forceful displacement of Kurdish residents from the Jalawa district. We have raised the issue with the Kurdistan Regional Government, who made no official comment. We will continue to monitor the situation around Iraq's disputed internal boundaries. We support the United Nations's disputed internal boundaries work, and continue to raise the need for Iraqi leaders in Baghdad and Erbil to engage in constructive dialogue.