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Iran: Arms Trade

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN HL4494, tabled on 14 May 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure British dual-use exports to Iran will not be deployed for non-civilian purposes following the expiration of the UN conventional arms embargo in October.

Answered on

26 May 2020

Although the UN conventional arms embargo is due to expire in October 2020, the EU arms embargo will remain in place until October 2023 and is binding on the United Kingdom until the end of the transition period, at which point our sanctions on exports to Iran will come into force.

Dual-use exports not prohibited under the Iran sanctions are subject to the normal export licensing process and currently assessed against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria.