James Cleverly, Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, makes a statement to the House of Commons following news that Iran has rejected Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s appeal against the new charges made against her.
James was appointed Secretary of State for the Home Department on 13 November 2023.
He had served as Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs since September 2022, having previously served as Secretary of State for Education, Minister for Europe at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Minister for Middle East and North Africa and as joint Minister of State in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development.
For details of his areas of responsibility visit his page on the Home Office section of the UK Government website.
James Cleverly, Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, responds to an Opposition Day debate calling for a Joint Committee to investigate the withdrawal from Afghanistan. He outlines the focus of UK priorities: preventing Afghanistan from again becoming a haven for global terrorism; preventing humanitarian disaster and supporting refugees; preserving wider regional stability; and holding the Taliban to account for their conduct, including their record on human rights.
James Cleverly, Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, responds to an Urgent Question following confirmation that Chinese state-backed actors were responsible for gaining access to computer networks around the world via Microsoft exchange servers.