The Department of State requested more information in response to intelligence that the Compagnie des Mines d'Uranium de Franceville in Gabon had requested permission to ship uranium ore to Israel.
August 11, 1965
Cable 786 from the US Embassy in France to the Department of State
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The US Embassy in France noted that Gabon produced about 440 tons of uranium metal annually, and any diversions would occur under French, rather than Gabonese, authority.
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