Labour and Co-operative Member of
Parliament for Kemptown and Peacehaven

Parliamentary question: Leaving the EU: Diplomatic Co-operation

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP to Mr Jeremy Hunt MP, The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on 4 Dec 2018
Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP
"UK-EU diplomatic co-operation has been part of the successful Iran deal for the joint comprehensive plan of action and must of course continue post Brexit. The Secretary of State’s tweet yesterday cited the JCPOA and resolution 2231 in demanding that Iran cease testing missiles. However, the missile ban was deliberately excluded from the JCPOA and was not mentioned in resolution 2231. Is it now UK policy to dismiss the JCPOA and diverge from EU joint diplomatic efforts with Iran?"
Mr Jeremy Hunt MP, The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
"No, it is not. We strongly support the JCPOA, but we strongly condemn missile activity by Iran in the region, because it is extremely destabilising. Military activities in Yemen, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq are causing enormous problems for many people in the region, and we will not settle the issues in the middle east unless Iran starts to change its approach and act peacefully towards its neighbours."

Labour and Co-operative Member of
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