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Iran: Climate Change

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 49994, tabled on 15 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will take steps at the COP26 summit to establish an international mechanism to help prevent the Government-led crackdown on environmentalists and water shortage protests in Iran under the new president, Ebrahim Raisi.

Answered on

24 September 2021

The UK has designated Iran as a Human Rights Priority Country and we continue to take action with the international community to press Iran to improve its poor human rights record. This will include using all opportunities during the upcoming United Nations General Assembly session. We call on President Raisi to set Iran on a different course, which includes committing to improving human rights in Iran.