Israel to rename Negev nuclear site after Shimon Peres

Israel to rename Negev nuclear site after Shimon Peres
 

Israel's nuclear reactor in the Negev desert will be renamed after the late statesman Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said.
He made the announcement at a cabinet meeting, his office said on Twitter.
Mr Peres helped set up the secret nuclear facility at Dimona in the late 1950s and early 1960s, with French assistance.
Israel neither confirms nor denies it has nuclear weapons but few experts question that it does.
The facility is currently called the Nuclear Research Center-Negev and will be renamed after Mr Peres to recognise his role in establishing it, Mr Netanyahu... read more

 
9 October 2016 in World News, Views: 41
Source: BBC
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