Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East Hugh Robertson said:
I utterly condemn the attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Mosul in Iraq this morning. My thoughts are with the people of Mosul and the families of the victims who have suffered in these attacks. The UK is monitoring developments closely.
We fully support the Iraqi government in its fight against terrorism, and call for the safety of all civilians to be ensured. It is vital that all Iraqi authorities co-operate to tackle the challenges Iraq faces, and we call for a new Iraqi government to be formed quickly to allow political leaders to work together to tackle the causes of insecurity in Iraq.