USA: Iran:Written question - HL15855

Asked on: 20 May 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
USA: Iran
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent escalating diplomatic tensions between the United States and Iran.
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Answered on: 28 May 2019

​We are concerned by the risk of unintended escalation between the United States and Iran. That is why we are speaking to all parties and specifically advising Iran – using our diplomatic relationship – that escalation is not in their interest. We are also concerned by the potential of further tension as a result of the failure of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. We are clear that maintaining this deal is important to our national security interests; the UK Government is working with our European partners to ensure it is upheld as long as Iran continues to meet its nuclear commitments in full.

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