Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Robert Syms (Poole, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on developments in Iran following the recent presidential election; and if he will make a statement.
Ivan Lewis (Minister of State ( Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Foreign & Commonwealth Office; Bury South, Labour)
We deplore the violent response of the Iranian authorities to post-election demonstrations and the severe restrictions placed on the media. We have made clear that it is for Iran's people to choose their own government. It is essential that the Iranian authorities investigate fully the allegations that have been made about the election.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely.