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Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

22. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her latest assessment is of the risk to regional security posed by Iran's nuclear programme. (98370)

The spread of nuclear weapons in the Middle East would pose a serious threat to the region's stability and security. We remain deeply concerned about Iran's nuclear programme. Iran has not taken the steps required by International Atomic Energy Agency Board or Security Council Resolutions. These are essential to build confidence that the intentions of its nuclear programme are exclusively peaceful.