Results for Category: Nuclear Programs
The Iraqi nuclear program dates back to the 1970s. The means by which Iraq tried to obtain nuclear weapons were diverse. In 1976, France sold Iraq a 40 megawatt test reactor called the Tammuz-1 reactor, or Osirak. The reactor was designed to run on highly enriched, weapons-grade uranium fuel, but this did not ring any alarm bells in Paris since the important ally had ratified the Non-Proliferation Treaty in 1969.