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Iran And Iraq (Commercial Links)

Volume 171: debated on Friday 27 April 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what special initiatives were taken within his Department and particularly within the DESO to promote or examine the prospects of commercial links with both Iran and Iraq following the end of the war between those two nations.

My Department and the defence export services organisation within it have continued to work in accordance with the guidelines for exports to Iran and Iraq as announced by my right hon. and learned Friend the then Foreign Secretary on 29 October 1985, at column 450.