Kurds in Iran APPG

First Registered: 21/11/2018 • Last updated on: 05/11/2019

Note: This APPG was last registered on 5th Nov 2019. The APPG was not registered in the latest release of 29th Dec 2021 and may be defunct.

To raise the condition of the Kurdish people in Iran. To raise awareness of solidarity and engagement for building democratic, free relationships by encouraging dialogue and discussions. To support efforts of developing and consolidating democracy, peaceful co-existence and harmony in the region. To organise cultural and social events, workshops and seminars to raise awareness of solidarity, development and the needs of the region.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Kurds in Iran

1. Exporting to Iran
02/09/2020 - Export Control Joint Unit
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Found: Guidance Exporting to Iran A detailed guide for British businesses on developing

2. Financial sanctions, Iran (nuclear proliferation)
18/11/2019 - Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation
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Found: Financial sanctions, Iran (nuclear proliferation) - GOV.UK

3. The JCPOA and rising US-Iran tensions
25/07/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: CBP 08957, 25 July 2019 The JCPOA and rising US-Iran tensions By Ben Smith Louisa Brooke-Holland Contents:

4. Country policy and information note: Women - early and forced marriage, Iran, February 2021
22/06/2021 - Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
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Found: Country Policy and Information Note Iran : Women ΠEarly and forced marriage Version

5. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with G to I)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Iran This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and Iran

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Kurds in Iran

1. Kurdish Political Representation and Equality in Turkey
02/11/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: mission to north- east Syria to meet our allies, the Kurds, and to see the state that they were building. I - Speech Link
2: The CHP is no Kurdish-flag-waving party. Many Kurds will say that the CHP is part of a state that helped - Speech Link

2. Kurdistan Region in Iraq
04/07/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: wisdom, experience and expertise, not least with the Kurds, will be major assets in his second stint.I have - Speech Link
2: and the fight against Daesh later, but we owe the Kurds a huge debt of gratitude for what they are doing - Speech Link

3. Turkey: Kurds and Yazidis in Syria
23/05/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: of allegations of genocide by Turkey against the Kurds and Yezides of Afrin province in Syria, made by - Speech Link
2: than 100,000 locals have been driven out of Afrin? Kurds and Yazidis are being murdered while Turks from - Speech Link
3: issues, such as the Israeli-Palestinian situation, Iran, Turkey’s role in Syria and the importance of NATO - Speech Link

4. Counter-Daesh Update
11/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: for other reasons, including the need to contain Iran. However, if the Foreign Secretary subscribes to - Speech Link
2: with me that the continued influence of Russia and Iran in Syria and across the middle east actually presents - Speech Link
3: we should also say that about the activities of Iran. Taken together, these do present real risks to - Speech Link

5. Turkey: Treatment of Kurds
10/04/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered the treatment of Kurds in Turkey.Thank you, Mr Howarth, for allowing me - Speech Link
2: silence at the human rights abuses against the Kurds in Turkey. Deciding to go on an indefinite hunger - Speech Link
3: being discussed in this Chamber. I support the Kurds and their right to self-determination—their right - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Kurds in Iran
1. Iran: Kurds
asked by: Jack Lopresti
09/10/2018
... what representations he has made to the Iranian Government in relation to the recent missile attack on an Iranian Kurdish camp in Koya in the Kurdistan region in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.

2. Kurds
asked by: Lord Hylton
26/03/2019
... why not.

3. Kurds: Embassies
asked by: Robert Halfon
25/01/2021
... what recent assessment he has made of the suitability of the existing premises for the UK Consulate-General for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and northern Iraq.

4. Iraq: Kurds
asked by: Robert Halfon
25/01/2021
... what assessment he has made of the potential role of the UN in assisting the federal and regional governments of Iraq to support (a) resolution of the status of disputed territories in Iraq and (b) a budget deal and a revenue-sharing agreement between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the federal government.

5. Iraq: Kurds
asked by: Robert Halfon
11/01/2021
... what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of his visit to the Kurdistan region in Iraq.

Latest Questions
Former APPG Members
Lord Glasman Portrait
Lord Glasman
Co-Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Sandy Martin Portrait
Sandy Martin
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Ipswich
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Chris Stephens Portrait
Chris Stephens
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019

No benefits in kind are on record for the Kurds in Iran APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Kurds in Iran APPG