This is definitely the worst time for our parliament to send any delegation to Iran. It would weaken our international stand and send mixed signals just when sanctions are starting to work and the mullahs feel they have to start paying a price for their constant violation of international obligations.
George Bernard Shaw used to say that political necessities sometime turn out to be political mistakes. As things stand in ongoing negotiations between the West and Iran, this seems to be the parallel for what is going to happen in yet another round of talks later this month in Russia. Let us consider the current balance of actions.
Iran is the second largest oil producer in the Middle East and holds 10% of world reserves. Some oil analysts believe that supplies of oil are already tight due to South East Asian demand and strong demand in Europe and USA. Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are producing to maximum capacity and they cannot do a lot in the short term.