DEFENCE – IRAQ AND INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM – 15 July 2002

Dr Julian Lewis: In his conversations with the US Secretary of Defence, has the right hon. Gentleman [Geoff Hoon] received information that convinces him of Iraqi involvement in support for international terrorism?

[Geoff Hoon: There can be no doubt that Iraq has supported terrorism, or that Iraq has sought to undermine the stability of both its neighbours and the wider world. Equally, however, I have not seen any information directly linking Iraq to the appalling events of 11 September last year.]