chapter  6
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THE NUCLEAR DIMENSION OF THE GULF CRISIS AND WAR

However, once the war was over in 1988 Iraq's public references to Israel's nuclear efforts resurfaced. Thus, for example, the launching of Israel's communication satellite, OFEK 1, was presented by Baghdad as a m..yor challenge to the security of all the Arabs. Indeed, such a challenge necessitates, according to Baghdad, a coordinated Arab effort for "technological advancement," probably a euphemistic reference to a nuclear effort.