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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to help support a diplomatic solution to potential military action in the Gulf region following the recent attacks on oil tankers in that region.
The UK remains in close co-ordination with international partners to find diplomatic solutions to de-escalate tensions, and specifically advising Iran – using our diplomatic relationship – that escalation is not in their interest.
On 22-23 June, I met with senior Government representatives in Tehran. I held open, frank and constructive conversations with the Iranian authorities. I was clear about the UK’s long-held concerns over Iran’s activities, as well as the UK’s determination to maintain the nuclear deal which is in our shared security interests.