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Israel

Volume 171: debated on Friday 4 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether there are any negotiations to encourage Israel to support the amendment of the partial test ban treaty to a comprehensive test ban treaty at the test ban treaty conference, January 1991.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether there are any negotiations to seek to persuade Israel to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

The United Kingdom is not currently involved in any such negotiations, but we have frequently made clear our view that the best way to achieve a nuclear weapons-free zone in the middle east is for all states in the region to accede to the non-proliferation treaty.