Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 2nd March 2010.

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Photo of Malcolm Rifkind Malcolm Rifkind Chair, Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind QC Committee, Chair, Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind QC Committee 2:30 pm, 2nd March 2010

Is the Minister aware that on 14 February, in the presence of representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Iranian authorities transferred almost their total supply of low-enriched uranium from a deeply protected underground facility to a surface plant, for no obvious reason? Does the Foreign Office have a view about why that might have happened, particularly as it makes the country's very valuable enriched uranium far more vulnerable to possible military action?