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Iraq: Explosions

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 71323, tabled on 8 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the accuracy of media reports that an explosion occurred on 7 November 2021 outside the Iraqi Prime Minister’s residential home in Baghdad.

Answered on

19 November 2021

We condemn the attack on Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi that took place at the Prime Minister's home in Baghdad on 7 November. Prime Minister Johnson called Prime Minister Kadhimi later that day. He made clear that the UK stands by the Iraqi people and supports Prime Minister Kadhimi's call for calm and restraint. We stand with the Iraqi government, security forces and people in their rejection of political violence, and urge all disputes around the election to be settled through the proper legal channels.