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Israel: Nuclear Weapons

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the evidential basis is for the assumption that Israel has nuclear weapons, as set out at page 14 of his Department's publication, Lifting the Nuclear Shadow: Creating the conditions for abolishing nuclear weapons. (258124)

Information in the public domain has led to a widely held assumption that Israel possesses nuclear weapons, though Israel has always refused to either confirm or deny this. The UK has consistently urged Israel to join the non proliferation treaty as a non-nuclear weapon state.