47. 9/15/1975

During Saddam Hussein's September 1975 visit to Paris to complete a purchase of French fighter planes, "The French officials…offered to sell him an Osiris [nuclear] research reactor and a scale model called Isis, both of which could breed small quantities of bomb-grade plutonium. Saddam agreed to buy them on one condition–that France agreed to deliver an extra one-year supply of reactor fuel at start-up. If the fuel was processed correctly it would produce enough material for several bombs the size of the one dropped on Hiroshima." [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Saddam: His Rise and Fall, Con Coughlin, 9/15/1975

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