Our ambassadors in Washington and Baghdad held discussions with the Iraq Study Group in the course of its work.
The US Administration is currently conducting its own internal review of US policy. No Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials have given evidence to the National Security Council or the Pentagon. To our knowledge, they are not formally ‘taking evidence’ from anyone, but we are in constant dialogue with US officials about Iraq—in Washington, Baghdad and elsewhere.
The Government keep their policy on Iraq under constant review, above all in response to events on the ground and the views of the sovereign Government of Iraq. I set out our strategy to the House on 22 November 2006 in the course of the debate on the Queen’s Speech, Official Report, columns 548-58. There will be a further opportunity for the House to address the issue in next month’s debate on Iraq and the Middle East.