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Safe Havens: Terrorists

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of which countries offer a safe haven and training grounds for terrorists. (110623)

The Government condemn any state which, as a matter of policy, supports terrorism and is also concerned at any inadvertent use of a state’s territory as a base for terrorism. We have, for example, expressed our concerns about the close links between Iran and violent extremists operating in Iraq and Lebanon. We have also made clear to Syria that it has a strategic choice: either to decide to act responsibly and play a constructive role in the region or to continue to support terrorism and those trying to disrupt democracy.