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Middle East report debate

4 July 2017

On 04 July at 2.30pm, the House of Lords debates the International Relations Committee's report from May 2017 – The Middle East: Time for new realism


The debate is being moved by Lord Howell of Guildford and Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon responds on behalf of the Government.
Among the speakers are:

Other Members of the House of Lords who are due to speak in the debate can be viewed in the Speakers' Lists.


The report “The Middle East: Time for New Realism” was published in May 2017 calling for a re-shaping of UK policy. Recommendations included that the UK should recognise there can no longer be automatic reliance on American leadership, or the direction of its policy, that the UK should work on rapprochement with Iran following the nuclear deal, and that the Saudi-led review of UK arms exports is not adequate.

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