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Hezbollah

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will review the decision to explore contacts with Hezbollah’s political wing after the Lebanese election on 7 June 2009. (277217)

We will continue to keep the decision to explore contacts with Hezbollah’s politicians under review and will take developments into account.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with their counterparts in (i) the United States, (ii) France, (iii) Israel, (iv) Lebanon, (v) Canada, (vi) Syria and (vii) Iran on Government policy on Hezbollah; and what views were expressed by each of those governments. (277372)

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) officials and myself meet regularly with counterparts in other governments and discuss a broad agenda, including, where appropriate, Government policy on Hezbollah. It is not for the FCO to state the views of other governments.