§ Mr. Parry
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) in which way the United Kingdom delegation voted in the United Nations on the question of the violation of human rights and on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, in March this year; and if he will make a statement.
(2) if he will make a statement on Iran's refusal to comply with international instruments on human rights, including the international covenant on civil and political rights; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
We and our European partners condemn Iran's refusal to fulfil its obligations under international instruments of human rights. We were involved in the drafting and co-sponsored and voted in favour of the resolution on Iran introduced by the European Union at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in March. It reflected our concerns at Iran's human808W rights record and called on the Iranians to co-operate with the United Nations special representative on human rights in Iran.