HC Deb 07 March 1990 vol 168 cc688-9W
32. Mr. Norman Hogg

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what response Her Majesty's Government have received to their protests, made last year, to the Iraqi authorities over their use of chemical weapons against Iraq's minority Kurdish population.

Mr. Waldegrave

The Iraqi Foreign Minister gave a public undertaking in September 1988 that Iraq would not resort to the use of chemical weapons. He reaffirmed his Government's commitment to this policy at the Paris conference on chemical weapons in January 1989. We take these undertakings seriously and expect the Iraqi Government to honour them.

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