Iraq: Iran

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 9th September 2013.

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Photo of Ian Paisley Jnr Ian Paisley Jnr Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the massacre of 52 unarmed civilians at camp Ashraf in Iraq on 1 September 2013; what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on dealing with the ongoing terror situation against the citizens of that country; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

When I learned of the violence at Camp Ashraf on 1 September 2013 I issued a statement strongly condemning the killings. It is an appalling attack and we have raised our very serious concerns with the Government of Iraq—including our call for a full and transparent inquiry and ensuring that those responsible are held to account.

We regularly discuss the security situation in Iraq, and the increased level of terrorism which has claimed over 3,000 lives since April, with our international partners—including at the UN and in the EU.

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