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Israeli Nuclear Engineer Confirms: The Mossad Sabotaged Iraqi Nuclear Equipment on French Soil

On June 7, 1981, 40 years ago last week, Israel destroyed the Osirak (aka Tammuz) nuclear reactor near Baghdad. The decision to use the air force to launch the surprise attack on the unfinished facility was made by the government headed by Menachem Begin, in consultation with all the country’s defense and intelligence bodies, after other options to thwart Saddam Hussein’s nuclear weapons program had failed.
A recently published memoir sheds light on the contribution by Israel Atomic Energy Commission scientists to code-named Operation Opera, and for the first time confirms that Mossad operatives had two years earlier, in 1979, sabotaged an essential shipment of materials in France destined for the Iraqi facility. Until now the information about Israel violating French sovereignty was based on “foreign reports.” However, the author of the new book, Michael (“Micky”) Ron, claims that the Israeli operation did not actually achieve its goal – because the Mossad did not listen to the advice of the experts from the IAEC.
The roots of the Iraqi nuclear program were planted in the years after the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Jerusalem began to receive worrying information about efforts by Saddam Hussein – initially the deputy chairman of the Ba’ath Party’s Revolutionary Command Council in Iraq, but in reality the strongman in his country even before he became president in 1979 – to obtain nuclear weapons secretly, by building a research reactor imported from France.

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