Terrorism: Iran

Home Office written question – answered on 1st December 2020.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Conservative, Chipping Barnet

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the forthcoming trial against an Iranian diplomat in Belgium on terrorism charges, what discussions she has had with police services on threats against Iranian dissidents and political activists in the UK.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Minister of State, Home Department

The UK takes a zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats. We will continue to work closely with our international allies to protect the UK and our interests from any Iran-based threats.

It is our long-standing policy not to provide detailed information on the security arrangements for protected individuals. To do so could compromise the integrity of those arrangements and affect the security of the individuals concerned.

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