September 21, 1977
LETTER FROM C.L.G. MALLABY OF THE UK ARMS CONTROL AND DISARMAMENT DEPARTMENT TO H.M.S. REID, 'SOUTH AFRICAN NUCLEAR INTENTIONS: THE KALAHARI FACILITY'
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get citationMallaby reports on a conversation at the Nuclear Suppliers Meeting with the US Deputy Under-Secretary for Security Assistance, Nye, on whether the US would raise the issue of South Africa's Kalahari nuclear testing facility. The US assumption was that the South Africans intended to "be on the brink of having a nuclear weapons capability" in order to "moderate Western diplomatic pressure on her about racial and other issues.""Letter from C.L.G. Mallaby of the UK Arms Control and Disarmament Department to H.M.S. Reid, 'South African Nuclear Intentions: the Kalahari Facility'," September 21, 1977, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, UK National Archives, FCO45-2131. Obtained and contributed by Anna-Mart van Wyk. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/116624