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Israel: Nuclear Weapons

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL12869, tabled on 1 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel about (1) whether that country possesses nuclear weapons, and (2) any plans by that government to declare any such possession.

Answered on

15 February 2021

Israel has not declared a nuclear weapons programme. The UK Government has called on Israel to join the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty as a non-nuclear weapon state and to upgrade its arrangement to a full scope Comprehensive Safeguards agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency.