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August 31, 1977

Cable from South African Embassy in the US to the South African Secretary for Foreign Affairs on South Africa and the Bomb

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Telegram from the South African embassy in Washington to the Secretary for Foreign Affairs in Pretoria in response to a Washington Post article which alleged that South African had developed an untested nuclear weapon and became "the seventh nuclear power even though it will not be recognized as such." The conclusion drawn is that the article will lead to a watershed moment in South Africa’s international relations.


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