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John Baron MP presses Foreign Secretary over Israeli restraint towards Iran

January 22, 2013
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MP highlights likely political shift following Israeli elections today Today the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon William Hague MP, took questions in the House of Commons. John Baron MP raised the effect of Israel’s elections today with their relations with Iran. John asked, “Given the likely change in the political makeup in the Israeli Government...
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John Baron MP presses Foreign Secretary over the legality of a pre-emptive strike on Iran

November 20, 2012
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MP says a strike by Israel would be illegal   Today in the House of Commons, John Baron MP asked a question during a statement by the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon William Hague MP, on the situation in the Middle East between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and the fighting continues in Syria. Meanwhile,...
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John Baron MP presses Foreign Secretary on Iran intelligence

September 5, 2012
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MP contrasts SIS’ Chief’s comments with US intelligence Yesterday during Foreign and Commonwealth questions in the House of Commons, John Baron MP questioned the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon William Hague MP, on Iran. Specifically, he highlighted discrepancies between reported comments from Sir John Sawers, Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, and the Director of...
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John Baron MP addresses Conservative Middle East Council on Iran

June 12, 2012
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MP calls for restraint and greater dialogue Last night in the Houses of Parliament, John Baron MP was an invited member of an expert panel convened by the Conservative Middle East Council to debate Iran and the nuclear issue. The other panellists were Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, Rt Hon Lord Lamont of Lerwick...
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John Baron MP presses Secretary of State for Defence over attack on Iran

March 26, 2012
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MP refers Minister to international law Today in Defence Questions in the House of Commons, John Baron MP pressed the Defence Secretary, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, over whether an attack on Iran would breach international law. John said, “In the absence of the appropriate Security Council authorisation, or the justification of self-defence,...
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John Baron MP leads House of Commons debate on Iran

February 21, 2012
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MP calls upon the Government to rule out the use of force Yesterday in the House of Commons, John Baron MP opened a debate on Iran, calling for the Government to rule out the use of force and to reduce tensions by redoubling diplomatic efforts. The full-day debate was secured by John through the...
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John Baron MP secures House of Commons debate on Iran

February 17, 2012
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MP calls on the Government to rule out the use of force  John Baron MP has secured a House of Commons full-day debate on Monday (20th February) on Iran. John has tabled a motion calling on the Government to rule out the use of force and to redouble diplomatic efforts in order to reduce...
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John Baron MP presses Prime Minister over fresh approach on Iran

January 31, 2012
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MP says sabre-rattling and sanctions have failed  Today in the House of Commons during a Statement by the Prime Minister on his recent EU summit, John Baron MP criticised the EU’s policy on Iran and called for a fresh approach which ruled out the use of force.  John asked:  “The Prime Minister will be...
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John Baron MP calls for new relationship with Iran

January 24, 2012
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MP says West’s policy of sabre-rattling and sanctions has not succeeded   Today in the House of Commons, The Foreign Secretary answered questions following an Urgent Question on the EU sanctions and Iran. John Baron MP questioned the West’s policy, believing the UK and the US are making a fundamental error regarding their policy...
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John Baron MP urges greater diplomacy over Iran

December 14, 2011
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MP says sanctions and threats of military intervention are counter-productive Last night, in a short debate on Britain’s additional financial sanctions on Iran, John Baron MP stressed the importance of diplomacy in our dealings with the country. He suggested sanctions were not only of marginal effect, but could be counter-productive, and urged the Government...
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