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Middle East: Nuclear Disarmament

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 136467, tabled on 18 April 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress he has made with international counterparts on the development of a Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone in the Middle East; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

26 April 2018

The UK recognises its responsibilities under the goals of the 1995 Resolution on the Middle East. We remain prepared to support and facilitate renewed regional dialogue with and among all states of the region on arrangements for a conference. We encourage all States of the Region to offer concrete ideas on how to move forward to engage in a structured dialogue that is inclusive, balanced, consensus-based, and results-oriented, with a view to overcoming the current differences on the way towards the establishment in the Middle East of a zone free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.