Iran: Religious Freedom

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat, Oxford West and Abingdon

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had over the summer recess with the Iranian authorities about the persecution of religious minorities in that country.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

‚ÄčI raised concerns about the persecution of religious and ethnic minorities with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht-Ravanchi during my visit to Tehran on 5 August.

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