Conservative MPs condemn Iranian nuclear breaches and call for IRGC proscription

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This week in Parliament, Conservative MPs urged the UK to proscribe the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organisation, condemned Iranian nuclear breaches and raised concerns over Iran’s regional activities.

In Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Questions on Tuesday, Michael Fabricant MP noted that the United States has designated the IRGC as a terrorist organisation and called on the UK to “do the same”.

CFI Officer Damien Moore MP raised concerns that “Iran’s stockpile of uranium is now over 14 times the limit agreed in the 2015 Nuclear Deal”. He asked the Foreign Secretary “what consequences will there be for Iran’s continued non-compliance”?

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that Iran’s “systemic non-compliance” with its obligations under the JCPOA nuclear agreement are “rightly a concern of the whole international community”.

In Parliament yesterday, CFI Officer Christian Wakeford MP said that Iranian proxy terror groups including Hezbollah are “financed and directed by the IRGC” and pose a threat to “our allies and our own forces”.

Scott Benton MP asked the Foreign Secretary “what steps the UK is taking to prevent and deter Iran’s malign activities”. Like Daesh, Iran “has sought to exploit power vacuums throughout the region and to build up influence”, he said.

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