“On the basis of the foregoing it must be assumed for the purpose of U.S. national security that diversion of special nuclear materials to Israel by Dr. [Zalman] Shapiro and his [NUMEC] associates is a distinct possibility.” – FBI memorandum, 1972.
“All released CIA evidence and former Tel Aviv Station Chief John Hadden suggest the severely undercapitalized NUMEC was ‘an Israeli (smuggling) operation from the beginning’.”
84 pages of previously classified information regarding the diversion of weapons-grade nuclear material from the U.S. to Israel for use in its nuclear weapons programme was released earlier this month.
The article linked to below contains links to a number of relevant documents.
See “Secrets about suspected Israeli theft of U.S. weapons-grade nuclear material declassified” here.
Related: Read “Israel’s Quest for Yellowcake: The Secret Argentine-Israeli Connection, 1963-1966” (June, 2013) here.