§ 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.