Topical Questions

Part of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office – in the House of Commons on 8th September 2020.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Conservative, Chipping Barnet

The UN embargo on the sale of conventional weapons to Iran expires in October. Unless it is extended, Iran will no doubt have more access to weapons to use to oppress its own people and spread death and terror through proxies such as Hezbollah, so why did the UK abstain on a resolution to extend the embargo? What action is the Foreign Secretary going to take to make sure that it stays in place?