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John Baron MP urges Government to lobby Congress over Iran Nuclear Deal

October 16, 2017
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MP says deal’s success is in everyone’s interests This afternoon in the House of Commons, the Government answered an Urgent Question from the Shadow Foreign Secretary over President Trump’s decision to de-certify the Iranian Nuclear Deal. In the House of Commons, John asked, “In welcoming the Government’s position, does the Minister accept that what...
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John Baron MP welcomes IAEA conclusion of no Iranian nuclear weapons programme

December 18, 2015
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MP recalls 285-6 Commons defeat when advocating greater diplomacy This week the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) closed its 12-year investigation into possible nuclear weapons development in Iran. The IAEA concluded that Iran conducted work towards nuclear weapons in 2003, and to a lesser extent in 2009, but that no evidence of this...
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John Baron MP congratulates Foreign Secretary on Iranian nuclear deal

July 15, 2015
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MP reflects on lost vote in 2012 (285-6) Yesterday it was announced that the negotiators of the ‘P5+1’ and Iran have succeeded in striking a deal over the Iranian nuclear programme. This deal aims to resolve over a decade of international concern over the Iranian nuclear weapons...
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John Baron MP presses Foreign Secretary on Iran nuclear negotiations

November 26, 2014
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MP suggests E3+3 has nuanced its approach Yesterday in the House of Commons, the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, made a statement following the negotiations in Vienna last weekend regarding the Iranian nuclear programme. No deal was signed at the conclusion of the talks, but it was agreed that the deadline for...
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John Baron MP warns of failure in Iran talks

November 6, 2014
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MP speaks in Parliamentary debate During a debate in the House of Commons today, John Baron MP has warned of the consequences of failure in the present talks over the Iranian nuclear programme. John supported the debate, which has come at an interesting time given that the Joint Plan of Action deadline of 24th...
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John Baron MP asks Foreign Secretary whether UK is missing a trick on Iran

February 24, 2014
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MP contrasts slow diplomatic progress with French and German trade delegations Today in the House of Commons the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon William Hague MP, made a statement on the Ukraine, Syria and Iran. Earlier in the day John Baron MP (as a member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee) met the Iranian Chargé...
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John Baron MP questions Foreign Secretary over wider implications of Iran nuclear deal

January 21, 2014
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MP says both sides must learn from past mistakes Today during Foreign and Commonwealth Office questions in the House of Commons, John Baron MP pressed the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon William Hague MP, as to the possible wider implications of a successful nuclear negotiation with Iran. In the House of Commons, John asked, “There...
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John Baron MP presses Foreign Secretary over Iran

October 8, 2013
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MP says wide-ranging talks should start immediately Today the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon William Hague MP, made a statement on Syria and Iran in the House of Commons. John Baron MP pressed for the need to minimise preconditions, and urged the Foreign Secretary to explore as soon as possible a wide range of issues...
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John Baron MP: Western relations with Iran at a pivotal point

September 30, 2013
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MP says telephone conversation significant On 27th September, following the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, telephoned the President of the United States, Barack Obama. This marked the first official contact between the American and Iranian Presidents since the 1979 revolution. During both his election campaign...
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John Baron MP calls for confidence-building measures following Iranian elections

June 17, 2013
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MP says the West should welcome President-Elect Rouhani Today in the House of Commons, the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon William Hague MP, responded to an Urgent Question about the Government’s policy towards Iran following the election success last Friday of Dr Hassan Rouhani. President-Elect Rouhani won the Iranian Presidential election with over 50% of...
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