Dutch whistle-blower urges probe into nuclear espionage scandal

A whistle-blower wants the Dutch government investigated, accusing it of ignoring his attempts to expose nuclear espionage.
Frits Veerman was punished for turning in his colleague who was selling secret intelligence to Pakistan in the early 1970s.
His colleague ended up building Pakistan’s nuclear bomb and selling the technology to other countries.
Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from Almelo, the Netherlands.

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  • 1 thought on “Dutch whistle-blower urges probe into nuclear espionage scandal”

    1. Conspiracy to propagatise. This is not something new as Pakistan is off and on came under such limelight which is a long gone dead issue. Pakistan has a dedicated and a well-established nuclear program – a large nuclear infrastructure for military purposes and a miniscule one for civilian use. Pakistan’s civil nuclear facilities and installations are under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) facility specific safeguards. Powerful states like the US have ignored the recent unearthing of a nuclear smuggling racket in India. In 2016, the EU mandated Conflict Armament Research’s report published upon weapons’-specific issues in conflict area, stated that seven Indian companies along with others have been found incorporating components used by the IS to fabricate improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

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