§ Mr. Soames
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on relations with Iran.
§ Mr. Rammell
We pursue a twin-track approach of constructive but conditional engagement with Iran. We support reform while continuing a robust dialogue on matters of concern such as human rights and weapons of mass destruction. We support the conclusion of the 16 June 2003 EU General Affairs Council thatprogress in these matters [of concern] and strengthened dialogue and cooperation are interdependent, essential and mutually reinforcing elements of EU-Iran relations".