By Sir David Amess MP
The above title may seem like a contradiction in terms. To say that something is at once a failure and an opportunity is like saying that it is moving forward and backward at exactly the same time. But that is exactly what is happening with regard to Iran and its nuclear weapons programme.
By Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE QC
Co-chair of the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom (BPCIF) Lord Carlile of Berriew calls on the Government to condemn the human rights situation in Iran with nearly 700 executions since January 2015.
By Professor Lord Alton of Liverpool
When, at the end of March, the Iran nuclear negotiations were approaching the deadline for a framework agreement, there was some speculation about whether a breakthrough would refocus some of the world’s attention on the issue of Iran’s abysmal record of human rights violations. But, as near as I can tell, this did not happen.
By Steve McCabe MP
With weeks to go until the June deadline for nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (or EU3+3), the prospects for a final agreement seem as doubtful as ever. The Iranian negotiators, who have long since developed a reputation for stalling the process and periodically revising their demands and statements, are already pushing the idea that the talks could extend beyond June 30.