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Iran: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 164509, tabled on 16 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Iranian counterpart on the protection of (a) religious minorities and (b) the Baha'i religious community in that country.

Answered on

23 July 2018

The human rights situation in Iran is of serious concern. This includes the treatment of the Baha'i community and other religious minorities. We call on Iran to respect the rights and freedoms of all its citizens no matter what their religion or belief. I raised my human rights concerns with my Iranian counterpart during his visit to London in February.