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Middle East: Peace Negotiations

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Mr. Blair’s speech to the Al Smith Memorial Dinner on 19 October 2007 reflects Quartet policy on Iran; and if he will make a statement. (162878)

The role of the Quartet is to support the Middle East Peace Process. It does not have a formal policy towards Iran. However, the Quartet has said that it supports the efforts of responsible regional states to help calm the situation, and will continue to promote a negotiated, comprehensive, just and lasting Middle East peace in line with relevant UN Security Council Resolutions. It has urged all states in the region to work closely with Mr. Blair to this end and encouraged robust international support for his efforts.