HL Deb 21 February 2005 vol 669 cc159-60WA
Lord Roberts of Conwy

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will publish the evidence on which the Prime Minister based his Statement to the House of Commons Liaison Committee on 8 February that Iran is a sponsor of terrorism. [HL1295]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Our concern about Iran's explicit support for violent groups undermining peace in the Middle East are longstanding. We have no plans to publish confidential assessments. We have pressed the Iranian authorities on this subject on many occasions. My right honourable friend the Foreign Secretary did so when he met the Secretary-General of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Dr Hassan Rouhani on 13 December.