Iran

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:39 pm on 25th September 2019.

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Photo of Rehman Chishti Rehman Chishti Conservative, Gillingham and Rainham 5:39 pm, 25th September 2019

As the Prime Minister’s special envoy and ambassador for freedom of religion and belief, I recently met representatives of the Baha’i community and the Christian community, who raise real concerns about individuals being persecuted for their faith in Iran. Will the Foreign Secretary ensure that in every discussion we have with our Iranian counterparts religious freedom is made a key priority for us so that individuals can practice their faith freely?