HC Deb 25 May 1988 vol 134 c196W
Mr. Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on relations with the Syrian Arab Republic.

Mr. Mellor

We broke diplomatic relations with Syria in 1986 following evidence of Syrian Government complicity in the attempt by Nizar Hindawi to plant a bomb in an El Al airliner.

We do not propose to resume relations until the Syrians abandon their support for international terrorism.