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Iran And Libya: Uk Policy

Volume 571: debated on Wednesday 1 May 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether, in the light of threats from (a) Israel (

The Times, 19th April 1996, "Israel sees Iran as next in line for punishment") and (b) the United States (Secretary of Defense Perry and others, International Herald Tribune, 20th April 1996, "America to Gadhafi: stop poison gas plant or face an attack"), they will state that Britain will not take part in any attack on any country, including Iran and Libya, except with UN approval.

The UK conducts its foreign and defence policy fully in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.