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Dialogue Between Kurdistan Region And Iraq

EDM number 646 in 2017-19, proposed by Jack Lopresti on 05/12/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Aviation, Ethnic groups, International politics and government and Iraq.

That this House is relieved that there has been no armed conflict between the Iraqi Army, its associated Shia militia and the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Peshmerga for some weeks; is disappointed that the federal government in Baghdad has so far refused all the reasonable requests from the KRG, supported by various foreign governments, for calm dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad; regrets the continuation by the Iraqi federal government of several measures of collective punishment against the people of the KRG, including a ban on international flights, a proposed and draconian reduction in federal fiscal transfers according to the constitution and agreements, and the failure to provide sufficient medicines, especially dangerous given the onset of winter, to the KRG despite its continuing to host more than one million Sunni Arabs who fled from Mosul and 183,000 Kurds and others who fled from Kirkuk and other disputed territories following the needless and violent Iraqi seizure of those lands in October; accepts that the KRG's airports are vital to the basic needs of Kurds, including emergency medical evacuation of civilians, and the KRG's view that these embargoes could severely damage expatriate interest and foreign direct investment that has created thousands of jobs whose loss could generate a rapid rise in emigration; and urges Iraq to cease its futile search for a vindictive victor's peace in favour of dialogue based on the full implementation of the Iraqi constitution, which underpins Iraq as a free union of Kurds, Arabs and others.

This motion has been signed by a total of 17 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Jack Lopresti05/12/2017Filton and Bradley StokeConservativeProposed
Mary Glindon05/12/2017North TynesideLabourSeconded
Robert Halfon05/12/2017HarlowConservativeSeconded
Jonathan Edwards06/12/2017Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Peter Bottomley06/12/2017Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Marie Rimmer06/12/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSeconded
Bob Blackman06/12/2017Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Jim Shannon06/12/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
Caroline Lucas11/12/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Jim Cunningham11/12/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon12/12/2017North DownIndependentSigned
Kelvin Hopkins13/12/2017Luton NorthLabourSigned
Douglas Chapman18/12/2017Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Edward Davey19/12/2017Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Brown20/12/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell21/12/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry21/12/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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