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August 18, 1977

South African Ambassador to France, 'Unofficial Translation of French Aide-Memoire'

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Statement from the French embassy in South Africa reaffirming their position that South Africa not pursue a nuclear weapon. Specifically, France sought a clear statement from the South African government that they not "endow [themselves] with means of proceeding with nuclear explosions” or risk continued French-South African cooperation in several areas.


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South African Foreign Affairs Archives, Brand Fourie, Atomic Energy, File 2/5/2/1, Vol 1, Vol 2. Obtained and contributed by Anna-Mart van Wyk, Monash South Africa.


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