On the passing of Geoffrey Howe

It is with great sadness that the Top Level Group notes the passing of Geoffrey, Lord Howe of Aberavon. Lord Howe was an active and much respected member of the Group, committed to the causes of multilateral nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.

Parliamentary Briefing on the Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran deal briefing

Yesterday Wednesday 15 July, the Top Level Group and the APPG on Global Security and Non Proliferation jointly hosted a parliamentary briefing on the Iranian nuclear deal with expert speaker Mark Fitzpatrick, Director of the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme at the Institute for International and Strategic Studies (IISS). The event was chaired by TLG member Lord Hannay of Chiswick.

Dr Fitzpatrick briefed the audience on the positive and negative aspects of the deal highlighting key details and subtleties of the reached agreement and shed light on some of the consequences for the global non-proliferation regime.

TLG members Lord West of Spithead, Baroness Williams of Crosby, Lord Robertson of Port Ellen and Lord Boyce also attended the briefing.

For a summary of Dr Fitzpatrick’s remarks, please click here.