Monday, May 24, 2010

Report: Israel offered to sell nuclear weapons to apartheid South Africa

U.K. daily The Guardian quotes new book claiming South Africa wanted the weapons to keep neighboring states and other enemies from attacking them.
The U.K. newspaper The Guardian reported on Sunday that Israel offered to provide apartheid-era South Africa with nuclear warheads in 1975, quoting a new book which also claimed Israel had passed the component which enabled the explosion of thermonuclear weapons over to South African regime.

The Guardian reported that the documents surrounding the military agreement between the countries, to be kept under wraps, were uncovered by American scholar Sasha Polakow-Suransky, doing research for his book.

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