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Iran: British Council

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the government of Iran on the resumption of the activities of the British Council in that country. (256247)

We have been very clear with the Iranians that we consider this behaviour unacceptable, and that they should enable the British Council to resume its operations as soon as possible.

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary raised this with the Iranian Speaker on 7 February 2009 when they met in the margins of the Munich Security Conference. We have also made representations at official level in London and Tehran.