Islamic State: Nuclear Weapons

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 17th June 2019.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that ISIS is seeking to secure access to a nuclear weapons capability from Pakistan.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

We believe that the global threat from nuclear terrorism remains serious and real, and it is something that we regularly raise with partners, including Pakistan. All countries have a responsibility to guard nuclear material and expertise to the very highest standards - improving and adapting their security measures in line with changing threats. Pakistan has committed to ensuring the highest standards of nuclear security.

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