May 24, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Apartheid-era documents declassified by South Africa have revealed the nation was offered nuclear weapons by Israel in 1975.
In top secret meetings between South African defence minister PW Botha and his Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres, who is now the country’s president, South Africa was offered nuclear warheads ‘in three sizes’.
Documents proving the meeting and offer occurred were recently declassified by South Africa’s ANC government, despite pressure from Israel for them to remain secret.