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August 30, 1977

Telegram, Statement by South African Finance Minister O.P.F. Horwood on South Africa's Nuclear Intentions

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In a statement Horwood said that South Africa's nuclear program was for peaceful purposes, but that if it choose to, the country would make the decision to develop weapons "according to its own needs and it alone would make the decision."


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South African Foreign Affairs Archives, Kernkrag. Obtained and contributed by Anna-Mart van Wyk.


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