Sinjar Agreement

Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson

The United States welcomes recent efforts by the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government, in coordination with the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, to resolve Sinjar’s longstanding political and security challenges.  We hope the agreement announced today will create conditions that foster the revival of Sinjar and the safe and voluntary return of those who were displaced by ISIS.  The interests of Sinjaris, particularly the victims of genocide, should remain at the heart of any plan to restore lasting peace and security.