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Iran: Demonstrations

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL3296, tabled on 8 November 2022

To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to work with international allies to increase (1) diplomatic, and (2) economic, pressure to respond to the government of Iran's handling of the protests in that country; and what representations they are making to the government of Iran regarding the response by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Answered on

22 November 2022

The UK works closely with our international partners to challenge the Iranian regime's violent repression of protests in Iran. The issue was discussed at the November G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting and we have put pressure on Iran through the United Nations, including the Human Rights Council, Security Council and General Assembly Third Committee. On Monday 14 November, the UK and the EU announced coordinated sanctions against various Iranian officials for their part in the violent repression of protests in Iran. This followed the sanctioning on Monday 10 September of the 'so called' Morality Police, its senior leadership, and several other security officials involved in the repression of protestors. Through our words and actions, the UK will continue to hold the Iranian regime to account for its repression of women and girls and the violence inflicted on the Iranian people.