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Iran: Hezbollah

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps are being taken to prevent the flow of funds provided to Hezbollah by Iran. (123983)

We remain deeply concerned that Iran continues to finance groups undermining peace in the middle east, including Lebanese Hezbollah. Lebanese Hezbollah's External Security Organisation (ESO) is proscribed in the UK under the Terrorism Act 2000. ESO is also on the list of terrorist organisations subject to an EU-wide assets freeze. We will have no hesitation in taking robust action against any individual or entity in the UK found to be financing ESO or any other proscribed group.