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Iran: Nuclear Weapons

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 diplomatic steps he is taking to prevent Iran from producing nuclear-armed warheads that can be carried by that country's submarine-based cruise missiles.

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)

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), agreed in July 2015, verifiably ensures that Iran is not able to produce a nuclear weapon, and as such is the best means of neutralising the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran. Iran is abiding by its commitments under the deal, as confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency in each of its reports, the most recent of which was produced on 22 February. We are working closely with our partners to maintain the JCPoA, including through ensuring Iran continues to meet its nuclear commitments in full.

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