§ Lord Kennet
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean on 18 February (WA 89); whether the European Union efforts to support the implementation of the Wye Agreement include that element of the Agreement under which the United States undertook to enhance Israel's deterrent capabilities, to establish a new strategic relationship with Israel, and to provide funding for ballistic: missile defences; whether they understand the reference to Israel's deterrent capabilities to be to nuclear weapons (and, if not, to what it might refer): whether this part of the Wye Agreement is being implemented, while other parts are not; and whether this is compatible with Article I of the Non-Proliferation Treaty. [HL1510]
§ Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean
The Wye River Memorandum of 23 October 1998 was an agreement between the US Government, the Israelii Government and the PLO to facilitate implementation of the Interim Agreement on the West Bank and Gaza Strip of September 28, 1995 and other related agreements. It included no provision for bilateral defence agreements.