§ Lord Kennet
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the recent memorandum of understanding between Israel and the United States providing for joint strategic planning was discussed by the United States with their NATO allies before it was signed, given that the Supreme Allied Commander Europe is also Commander-in-Chief of United States forces in the greater part of the Middle East.
§ The Minister of State for Defence Procurement (Lord Trefgarne)
The memorandum of understanding between Israel and the United States was signed within the framework of bilateral negotiations between these two countries.