Iran: Cruise Missiles

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 13th March 2019.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Iranian counterparts on their recent testing of submarine-based cruise missile technology.

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

​We have consistently expressed our deep concerns about Iran's missile activities with the Government of Iran. I have raised these issues directly with the Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, and the Foreign Secretary raised the issue with Foreign Minister Zarif in Tehran on 19 November. We have also highlighted our concerns in joint letters with France and Germany to the UN Secretary General.

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