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Backbench Business — Iran (UK Foreign Policy)

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 12:02 pm on 6th November 2014.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex 12:02 pm, 6th November 2014

The right hon. Gentleman knows my views on this. I support exactly what he is trying to do, and I take the view that the Government must, if they can, move all this forward. Does he agree, however, that one of the most difficult things in dealing with Iran is that, rather like China and Russia, it has absolutely no regard for the rules, other than the rules it chooses to set itself. The complications for America are shown in the question raised by my hon. Friend Mr Hollobone just now, in that it is impossible to know whether or not the Iranians are going to abide by the rules, and that makes it much more difficult to reach a conclusion.