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Iran: Negotiations

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what forms of EU-Iran dialogue are under way; and if he will make a statement. (166130)

The only formal EU-Iran dialogue is the human rights dialogue which was established in 2002 and has been suspended since June 2004. This dialogue yielded limited results, and in its absence, EU member states continue to raise human rights issues with the Iranians both as the EU, and bilaterally.

The EU's High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, Javier Solana, has an important role with regard to the Iranian nuclear issue, on which he negotiates with Iran on behalf of the E3+3.