“Interviewed in the Lebanese weekly magazine Al Usbu al-Arabi in September 1975 shortly after the reactor deal had been concluded [in which France sold Iraq nuclear technology], Saddam proudly declared, ‘The agreement with France is the first concrete step toward production of the Arab atomic bomb.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Con Coughlin, Saddam: His Rise and Fall, Page 134