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Iraq: Kurds

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 157742, tabled on 26 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had discussions with the US Administration on enabling the Kurds to hold on to territory that they have taken from Isis in order to achieve regional autonomy; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

4 July 2018

​We support the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and engage regularly with our US partners. We work closely with the US in support of our ongoing priorities of defeating Daesh and reaching a political settlement to the conflict. The Syrian Democratic Forces continue to make an important contribution to counter-Daesh efforts.

We support an inclusive political process to achieve a political settlement that ends the conflict and protects the rights of all Syrians including Kurds. The UK believes that Syria's future constitutional arrangements should be resolved through an inclusive political process under UN auspices in line with Security Council Resolution 2254.