The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

Foreign Secretary (1989)

Mr Major’s Comments on Murder of Colonel William Higgins – 31 July 1989

Below is the text of Mr Major’s comments following on the murder of Colonel William Higgins, made on 31st July 1989.


[Mr Major was asked about the report that a pro-Iranian group had killed Colonel William Higgins]


I think it’s an extremely sad day if it’s true, this sort of violence begets further violence and that has been one of the problems in the Middle East for many years.