HC Deb 31 January 2003 vol 398 c1082W
Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to present to the United Nations a proposed resolution to require Israel to destroy its weapons of mass destruction. [93895]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

We regularly urge Israel to resolve international concerns about its nuclear status by acceding to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as a non-nuclear weapons state and to enter into a full safeguards agreement with the IAEA. We also use our bilateral contacts with them to raise the issue of Israeli accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention.

The UK has consistently supported a number of resolutions at the UN calling for the establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Back to
Forward to