Iran: Warships

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 7th March 2023.

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Photo of Fabian Hamilton Fabian Hamilton Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of reports that two Iranian navy vessels, The IRIS Makran and IRIS Dena, had docked in the Port of Rio de Janeiro.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK monitors Iran's activities throughout the world and we are aware of the movements of IRIS Makran and IRIS Dena. The UK will continue to counter any Iranian activity that threatens security or stability, the principles of human rights, democracy and rule of law or contravenes United Nation Security Council Resolutions, including through upholding international law.

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