HC Deb 10 July 2003 vol 408 c984W
Mr. Best

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on his recent visit to Iran. [123684]

Mr. Rammell

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary visited Tehran on 29–30 June. He had positive discussions on a wide range of bilateral, regional and international issues with President Khatami, Foreign Minister Kharrazi, and Dr. Rouhani, the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council. The Foreign Secretary also urged Iran to sign and implement immediately and unconditionally an Additional Protocol to the IAEA Safeguards Agreement as a significant first step in creating the necessary confidence in Iran's stated peaceful intentions with regard to its nuclear programme.

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