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Volume 407: debated on Tuesday 24 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on relations with Iran.[120498]

We pursue a twin-track approach of constructive but conditional engagement with Iran. We support reform while continuing a robust dialogue on matters of concern such as human rights and weapons of mass destruction. We support the conclusion of the 16 June 2003 EU General Affairs Council that:

"progress in these matters [of concern] and strengthened dialogue and cooperation are interdependent, essential and mutually reinforcing elements of EU-Iran relations".