IAEA report and TV station RTP make shock revelations
The Portuguese state TV station RTP broadcast a programme on Thursday in which it is declared that Portugal sold uranium to Iraq in the 1980s.
The accusation is backed up by International Atomic Energy Agency documents. It is claimed that in 1980 and 1982, uranium was shipped from Portugal to Iraq for the new atomic energy programme to be developed.
The first shipment was made in June 1980, when the Defence Minister was Adelino Amaro da Costa, who was killed in an accident with a small aircraft the same year, together with ex-Prime Minister Sa Carneiro. The second shipment was made in may and June 1982, when the Defence Minister was Diogo Freitas do Amaral, later to become President of the General Assembly at the United Nations in new York.
Timothy BANCROFT-HINCHEY PRAVDA.Ru
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