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Iran: Baha'i Faith

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 190814, tabled on 13 November 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of Iran on the treatment of Baha'is in that country; and if will he make a statement.

Answered on

20 November 2018

We regularly call upon Iran to cease harassment of all religious minorities, including members of the Baha'i faith, and to fulfil its international and domestic obligations to protect freedom of religion or belief. I discussed human rights, including freedom of religion, when I met my Iranian counterpart, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, in Tehran in September.