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Did the Mossad bomb company accuse it of supporting Pakistan’s nuclear program?

The bombing of German and Swiss companies in the 1980s, which reportedly supplied parts to develop Pakistan’s nuclear program, suggests the signing of the Secret Service.

Israeli intelligence agency Mossad was behind a bomb attack targeting German and Swiss-based companies accused of playing an active role in supporting the development of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program in the 1980s. There is a possibility.

Based in Switzerland newspaper, Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), attacks and threats were considered to be cooperating with Iran at the time and were done to prevent these companies from supporting Pakistan’s programs.

NZZ is often referred to as the Swiss “newspaper of record”.

It all started when Pakistan launched its own nuclear program shortly after India’s first successful nuclear test. Called “Nuclear Test in India” on May 18, 1974.

During that period, Pakistan called for a response to the Indian program.In this sense, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan also Known With the appearance of “Father of All Bombs in Pakistan” at the right time, he began traveling to Europe in the 1980s in search of technology.

Islamabad relied on Khan’s know-how, especially after joining the Physics Dynamics Research Laboratory (FDO), an engineering company based in Amsterdam in 1972.

FDO, a subcontractor of the Urenco Group that operated the uranium enrichment plant, adopted the gas centrifugation method to secure the supply of nuclear fuel to the Dutch nuclear power plant.

Shortly thereafter, when Urenco offered him a senior technical position, Khan quit FDO and initially led the study of uranium metallurgy.

After returning to Pakistan in 1975, he was in charge of the country’s domestic uranium enrichment program by then-Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

Khan’s time in Europe gave him the contacts he needed and the opportunity to develop component suppliers in Germany and Switzerland.

Fast-forwarding in the late 1980s, Pakistan signed a private nuclear agreement with Iran under the “Atoms for Peace” program, which Pakistan claimed to be for peaceful means. It was later revealed that Dr. Khan shared a secret report on the centrifuge with the Iranians, but a 2005 report from the International Economic Agency found that cooperation between Pakistan and Iran was essentially non-military. It is worth noting that he said that he was peaceful.

At the same time, after the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the subsequent hostage crisis, and the ongoing Iran-Iraq War, the United States regarded Iran as an enemy, and the United States was very biased about cooperation.

At the same time, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, with Pakistan as an intermediary, planned to support the Soviet Union with Afghanistan’s Mujahideen, allowing the United States to appreciate its partnership with Pakistan more deeply.

Therefore, then US President Jimmy Carter decided not to intervene directly to avoid damaging his relationship with Islamabad.

Instead of attacking Pakistan’s nuclear facilities, Carter has decided to deal with European suppliers, primarily based in Germany and Switzerland, according to the report.

Confidential U.S. Department of State document A public release in 2021 showed that the company was accused of delivering parts to Pakistan and supporting its nuclear program.

The list included about 6 companies each from Germany and Switzerland.

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As Pakistan’s nuclear program progresses rapidly, anonymous perpetrators have attacked three of these companies.

One bomb targeted the homes of key Coke Engineering employees, another bombed the Warish Miller factory, and the last bomb struck the Heinzmebas engineering office in 1981.

The attack was followed by calls by strangers threatening other companies in English and breaking German. Upon seeing the investigation file, NZZ showed that the caller may order the threat to be recorded.

“The attacks we made against Walischmiller’s company could happen to you too,” one of the companies was threatened.

Siegfried Schartler, the owner of a company, reported to Swiss federal police that Israeli secret services had reached him and his chief salesman and they had called them several times on private lines.

Mr. Schatler also said that David, an employee of the Israeli embassy in Germany, warned that he would stop “these businesses” on nuclear weapons and enter the textile business.

In this regard, historian Adrian Hanni showed that Israeli intelligence agency Mossad was probably involved in the attack.

“There is no’smoking gun’to provide clear evidence, but the attack has a Secret Service signature,” Hanni emphasizes the similarities between these incidents and Israel’s known Secret Service attacks. I said while. 1 At the Osirak reactor in Iraq in 1981.

Officially, however, a previously unknown group called the “Organization for the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia” claimed responsibility.

The group was reportedly never contacted after the attack.

Source: TRT World and distributors

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