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Mr Shlomo Argov: Newspaper Allegations

Volume 603: debated on Thursday 8 July 1999

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether the allegations contained in the Israeli newspaper

Ha'aretz of 11 June that MI5 had prior knowledge of the attempted assassination on 3 June 1982 of the then Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Mr. Shlomo Argov, are correct. [HL3363]

It has been the policy of successive governments not to comment on the operations of the security and intelligence agencies. In line with that policy, I do not propose to comment on the newspaper's allegations.