Iran: Nuclear Power
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
David Cairns (Inverclyde, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the Iranian Government's refusal to allow the International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect non-declared nuclear facilities.
Alistair Burt (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Afghanistan/South Asia, counter terrorism/proliferation, North America, Middle East and North Africa), Foreign and Commonwealth Office; North East Bedfordshire, Conservative)
My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has had a number of conversations with his EU counterparts about Iran's continued non-compliance with its obligations towards the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). As numerous reports from the IAEA Director General have shown, Iran is failing to co-operate fully with the IAEA on a range of issues, including denying full access to sites and personnel related to the nuclear programme. Consequently, the UK agreed with EU colleagues to implement a range of further sanctions against Iran adopted following UN Security Council Resolution 1929.