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23 January 2024 - The UK’s engagement with the Middle East and North Africa - Oral evidence

Committee Foreign Affairs Committee
Inquiry The UK’s engagement with the Middle East and North Africa

Tuesday 23 January 2024

Start times: 2:15pm (private) 2:30pm (public)


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Iran: Foreign Affairs continues MENA inquiry 

The Foreign Affairs Committee holds an evidence session on the UK’s foreign policy towards Iran, with a focus on the nuclear deal and the destabilising influence of Iran on the wider region.

Meeting details

At 2:30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry The UK’s engagement with the Middle East and North Africa
Former Foreign Secretary at Foreign and Commonwealth Office
At 3:00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry The UK’s engagement with the Middle East and North Africa
Professor at School of History, St Andrew’s University
Senior Fellow at Foundation for Defense of Democracies
At 3:45pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry The UK’s engagement with the Middle East and North Africa
Former High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Former Vice President at European Commission
Former National Security Advisor
Managing Director at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, gives evidence, as will Baroness Ashton, who played a pivotal role in establishing the 2013 Geneva interim agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme.

Questions are likely to discuss diplomatic relations between the UK and Iran and the effectiveness of sanctions in preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Other topics likely to be explored include the expanding influence of Iran in its region and its support of groups such as Hamas and the Houthis.

Location

Room 8, Palace of Westminster

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