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Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

18. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Iran’s nuclear capability. (186601)

Iran is pursuing enrichment activities and heavy water projects in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions requiring it to suspend those activities and reprocessing. Their realisation would give Iran the capability to produce nuclear weapons. Iran’s development of these technologies is not necessary for the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. If Iran suspends its proliferation activities, the E3+3 will negotiate a long-term agreement that would transform the international community’s relationship with Iran.