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Tehran (Embassies)

Volume 974: debated on Sunday 11 November 1979

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will now consult the United Kingdom's NATO and EEC partners with a view to closing all the embassies of member States of those bodies in Tehran.

We are in close touch with our EEC and NATO partners about developments in Iran. None of them considers that the closure of our embassies in Tehran at this stage would be a helpful step.