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Iran: Armed Forces

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the stationing of Iranian forces at the port of Assab in Eritrea; and if he will make a statement. (277410)

The media have reported that Iran has stationed forces at the port of Assab in Eritrea. However, we have been unable to substantiate these reports, and the Eritrean Government has publicly denied them.