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July 13, 1979

Report on the Italian "nuclear supplies" to Iraq

In July 1979, U.S. diplomats told their Italian counterparts that it was an “American strong belief” that Iraq was pursuing nuclear capability, and they requested the Italian government to provide information on the nature of the “nuclear supplies” to Iraq. Italy dutifully complied with the United States’ demand for information and assured the US government that all supplies to Iraq were provided in compliance with the "NPT, the London agreements, and the other international regulations”


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fondo Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, Consigliere Diplomatico, II versamento, busta 21, Archivio Centrale dello Stato. Obtained for NPIHP by Leopoldo Nuti


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