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Alistair Burt

Alistair Burt is a former UK Member of Parliament who has twice held ministerial positions in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office — as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State from 2010 to 2013 and as Minister of State for the Middle East from 2017 to 2019. Twitter: @AlistairBurtUK

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None of us are free of conflict unless all are free of conflict

It has not gone unnoticed in the UK that this week, the 30th anniversary of the “no-fly zone” resolution of 1991 that saved Iraq’s Kurdish region from yet more murderous attacks from Saddam Hussein, a street in the regional capital Irbil has been named after Sir John Major.

April 07, 2021