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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 Henry Bellingham Henry Bellingham Conservative, North West Norfolk 12:48 pm, 6th November 2014

I will therefore reduce my response to one sentence, Mr Deputy Speaker. When I was responsible for our relations with Sudan, we discouraged trade, but we also helped companies that had trading problems and looked at problems just like this one.

I conclude by saying that now is an ideal time for Britain to re-engage with a country with which we have historically had very close relations. I hope that by reopening our embassy we can look forward to a new era in those relations with an incredibly important country in the region.