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REPORT: Jimmy Carter remained silent on 1979 Israeli Nuclear test

Afraid of the political repercussions on Jimmy Carter’s presidential reelection bid just a year after his participation in the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty, a Foreign Policy report exposes how the Carter administration squashed publicizing “a nuclear test explosion in the ocean near the southern end of Africa” in 1979.



WASHINGTON – The Jimmy Carter administration was aware of an Israeli nuclear test that took place in the 1970s, but decided to turn a blind eye to avoid a possible setback ahead of the president’s reelection campaign, Foreign Policy reported.

Carter also wanted to avoid any negative impact on the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt, which was just a year old at the time, according to the report. Continue Reading »