A double-flash from the past and Israel’s nuclear arsenal – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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Two respected scientists have confirmed that a 1979 “flash” seen by a US Vela satellite was a nuclear explosion, probably a test by Israel, perhaps with South African assistance. For the sake of future progress on arms control, on steps to reduce nuclear risk, and on honest public as well as private communication among governments and their constituents, it is time to end an existing double standard that has allowed Israel to escape accountability for developing advanced nuclear weapons by violating a major international treaty.

Source: A double-flash from the past and Israel’s nuclear arsenal – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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