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Iran: Nuclear Weapons

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL1705, tabled on 9 October 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent representations they have made to the government of the United States regarding the effectiveness of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action through which Iran agreed to halt its nuclear weapons programme.

Answered on

19 October 2017

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) is a UK security priority. The UK is committed to full implementation of the JCPoA by all parties. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) continues to report Iran's compliance with its nuclear commitments. The Prime Minister spoke to President Donald Trump on 10 October and met him in the margins of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in September, emphasising on both occasions that the deal is working and is a UK priority. The Foreign Secretary spoke to Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, on 9 October and met him in London in September. The Foreign Secretary set out that the JCPoA is the only diplomatic means to neutralise the nuclear threat from Iran and that it is working. This message is being delivered to the US at all levels of Government.