FOREIGN AFFAIRS – IRAN'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAMME – 12 November 2013

Dr Julian Lewis: I am keen to get the focus back on Iran. One way to do so might be to point out that if Israel were led by undemocratic, tyrannical religious fundamentalists and Iran was led by a democratically elected Parliament and Government that were constitutionally capable of being removed without strife, we might be having this debate about Israel’s nuclear weapons rather than Iran’s. The key lies in democratisation, or the lack of it, in the respective countries.

[Mr Philip Hollobone: As always, my hon. Friend is on top of matters. He makes an extremely pertinent point, and he is quite right to bring us back to Iran.]

[For Julian's speech in this debate click here.]