In a parliamentary statement this week the Foreign Secretary, Rt. Hon. Dominic Raab MP, confirmed that the Government believe that there is “no plausible alternative explanation” other than Iranian involvement in the recent attacks on the Aramco oil facilities in Saudi Arabia.
The Foreign Secretary continued to say Iran’s violations are “serious and systemic destabilising actions that undermine the international rule of law” which “must have consequences”.
Mr Raab also raised serious concerns over Iran’s numerous steps away from the nuclear deal and stressed the importance of ensuring Iran never gains access to nuclear weapons.
A number of Conservative MPs joined the Foreign Secretary in condemning Iran’s recent activity in Saudi Arabia and treatment of dual nationals.
Former Foreign Secretary Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP underlined that in his view, “Western policy towards Iran is unfortunately basically failing…Failing to stop malign activity as we saw with Aramco, failing to stop re-nuclearisation, failing to stop hostage taking”.
CFI Parliamentary Chairman (Commons), Rt. Hon Stephen Crabb MP raised concerns about the tens of thousands of British citizens working in Saudi Arabia who are now living in greater fear and danger due to “Iranian-backed attacks and thuggish behaviour”.
Former Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox MP, shared his view that the nuclear deal has “enabled Iran to finance international terrorism”. Similarly, Mary Robinson MP called for a “strong and united” response from the west to Iran’s numerous deliberate breaches of the nuclear deal.
Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee Tom Tugendhat MP highlighted his view that Iran’s decision to sail the Grace 1 into Syrian waters confirms that “this terrible regime is breaking international rules at every turn”.