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Hezbollah

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government have had discussions or other contact with Hezbollah in the last 12 months. (198882)

The Government have had no contact with Hezbollah in the last 12 months. The UK's policy on contacts with Hezbollah's political wing is based on our assessment of their behaviour and our judgment of whether such contacts would encourage them to move away from violence and play a constructive role in Lebanese politics. We continue to call on Hezbollah to abide by all relevant UN Security Council Resolutions, in particular Resolutions 1701 and 1559, including by disarmament and peaceful participation in Lebanese politics.