Foreign Office Minister condemns violence at Camp Ashraf, Iraq
- Foreign & Commonwealth Office and The Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP
- Part of:
- Peace and stability in the Middle East and North Africa and Iraq
- 2 September 2013
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Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt appalled to hear of Sunday's violence at Camp Ashraf in Iraq.
Foreign Office Minister, Alistair Burt, said:
I am appalled to hear of the violence at Camp Ashraf in Iraq, which we understand has resulted in the death of many camp residents. We condemn this utterly, and our thoughts go out to the families of the victims.
Our Embassy in Baghdad is in close contact with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq, who are making an urgent assessment of the situation. We support their work, and call on the Government of Iraq to assist the UN fully. The Government of Iraq must also do everything necessary to ensure the safety of the residents and care for survivors, and must conduct an urgent and transparent investigation into what took place, and ensure those responsible are brought to justice.
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Published: 2 September 2013