• Short Summary

    UNITED STATES OFFICIALS SAID IN WASHINGTON RECENTLY THAT ISRAEL HAS ACQUIRED A "THRESHOLD CAPABILITY" OF BECOMING A NUCLEAR POWER -- BUT AS FAR AS THEY KNEW IT HAD NOT YET MANUFACTURED A NUCLEAR WEAPON.

  • Description

    UNITED STATES OFFICIALS SAID IN WASHINGTON RECENTLY THAT ISRAEL HAS ACQUIRED A "THRESHOLD CAPABILITY" OF BECOMING A NUCLEAR POWER -- BUT AS FAR AS THEY KNEW IT HAD NOT YET MANUFACTURED A NUCLEAR WEAPON. A LEADER OF THE ISRAELI NUCLEAR PHYSICS DEPARTMENT OF THE ISRAEL WEAPONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, PROFESSOR YIGAL TALMI, RECENTLY CONDUCTED AN AMERICAN PHYSICIST, DR. TELLER, OVER THE ESTABLISHMENTS.

    ISRAEL HAS EMPHASIESED THAT IT WOULD NOT BE THE FIRST TO INTRODUCE NUCLEAR WEAPONS INTO THE MIDDLE EAST, AND THE AMERICAN OFFICIALS SAY THAT THEY BELIEVE THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT HAS NOT MADE A DECISION TO BUILD AN ATOMIC BOMB. THE OFFICIALS OFFERED THEIR ASSESSMENT FOLLOWING RENEWED SPECULATION THAT ISRAEL HAS BUILT OR WAS BUILDING AN ATOMIC BOMB.

    IT'S BELIEVED THAT THE ISRAELIS, WHO HAVE RECEIVED CONSIDERABLE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FROM FRANCE, COULD BUILD A CRUDE ATOMIC BOMB IN ABOUT A YEAR. THE ISRAELIS ALREADY HAVE AN ATOMIC REACTOR CAPABLE OF PRODUCING ENOUGH RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL TO MAKE ABOUT ONE BOMB A YEAR. THE ISRAELIS ALSO HAVE THE PLANES -- PURCHASED FROM FRANCE AND THE U.S. -- TO DELIVER ATOMIC WEAPONS TO A TARGET.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8BCR263KX80P7NF8MH9NP25KT
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BCR263KX80P7NF8MH9NP25KT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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