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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 13th January 2020.

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Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Conservative, Harlow 3:31 pm, 13th January 2020

I concur with my right hon. Friend Dr Lewis; I also believe that Iran is the Soviet Union of the middle east, given what it does and the extent of its reach. My question to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State is simply this: the United Kingdom and the allies supported dissidents and pro-democracy protesters in the Soviet Union at that time, so what are we doing specifically to support democracy protesters and dissidents in Iran?