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Backbench Business — Iran (UK Foreign Policy)

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 12:48 pm on 6th November 2014.

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Photo of Richard Bacon Richard Bacon Conservative, South Norfolk 12:48 pm, 6th November 2014

I am listening to my hon. Friend with great interest. He may not have noticed a news piece on the Al-Monitor website that was published on 4 November—only the day before yesterday—with the headline “Direct US-Iran banking channel could cement nuclear deal”. US and Iranian officials refused to comment on that piece, which says that the Americans are considering

“the creation of what is known as a ‘blessed channel’” to facilitate further, easier financial transactions.