WikiLeaks: Mubarak refused black market Soviet nukes

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December 20, 2010 07:54

 
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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refused offers to buy nuclear weapons on the black market following the dismantling of the Soviet Union, a US diplomatic cable leaked to the Guardian by WikiLeaks revealed.

The revelation was made by Maged Abdelaziz, Egypt's UN ambassador, to US nuclear arms control negotiator, Rose Gottemoeller, in May of 2009 on the sidelines of a Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty conference in New York.

In the leaked cable, Gottemoeller's associates wrote that "in an apparent attempt to portray Egypt as a responsible member of the international community, Abdelaziz claimed that Egypt had been offered nuclear scientists, materials and even weapons following the collapse of the Soviet Union, but Egypt had refused all such offers."

"Gottemoeller asked him how he knew this to be true, to which Abdelaziz replied he was in Moscow at that time and had direct personal knowledge."

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