Middle East: Armed Conflict

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Lord Shinkwin Lord Shinkwin Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for regional stability in the Middle East of an Iranian missile fired in January from Damascus towards northern Israel.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

We fully support Israel's right to defend itself. We urge Iran to refrain from actions which will only lead to increased instability in the region. It is crucial to avoid any further escalations, which would be in no one's interest.

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