§ 26. Mr. Chisholm
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the British Government's relations with Iraq and Iran during the 1980s. 
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The UK's relations with both Iran and Iraq during the 1980s were difficult. The Iranian Government's policies after the 1979 revolution were hostile to our interests. We had a series of problems with Iraq. The Iran-Iraq war was a further complication.