HL Deb 10 May 1999 vol 600 c119WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What sanctions would be the most appropriate and effective response to any breaches of international law and agreements by Israel and any disregard by Israel of United Nations resolutions. [HL2186]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean):

The United Nations Security Council only imposes sanctions in cases where it judges that the possibility of influencing a government's internationally unacceptable behaviour through the normal channels of dialogue and diplomacy has been exhausted and that further pressure is necessary. Dialogue exists with Israel, both at the UN and in international fora, including the Middle East peace process negotiations.

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