Boris and Bibi
British prime ministers Boris Johnson, left, with Israeli prime Minieist Benjamin Netanyahu

British officials have privately regarded Israel as a nuclear-armed power for at least 40 years, while telling the public they cannot make an assessment.Israel has never formally declared it has a nuclear weapons programme, a position UK ministers do not publicly contradict. But behind the scenes in Whitehall, staff in the Foreign Office and Min istry of Defence (MoD) have long believed Israel has developed nuclear arms.The revelations are contained in files released to the UK National Archives as recently as last year and found exclusively by Declassified UK.

Source: Declassified UK: Revealed: Britain secretly believes Israel has nuclear weapons, but won’t admit it