According to Swiss media, Mossad, Israel’s intelligence organization, reportedly attacked and intimidated German and Swiss corporations who participated in the development of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons Programme in the 1980s.
The news was initially reported on Sunday by the Swiss daily newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ).
According to the research, Pakistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran collaborated closely on the development of nuclear weapons devices in the 1980s.
Three sites connected to European firms were later attacked. Eduard German, CORA Engineering’s managing director, whose Berne home was destroyed on February 20, 1981. The office of Wälischmiller Engineering in Markdorf was the second target, with a bomb exploding there on May 18, 1981.
The third charge was leveled against Heinz Mebus, a West German engineer who assisted Pakistan in the construction of its first fluoride and uranium conversion plants in 1979.
“The explosives assaults were preceded by multiple phone calls in which strangers threatened other delivery companies,” according to the article.
“For Israel, the possibility that Pakistan may become an Islamic state with an atomic bomb for the first time constituted an existential threat.” It said
Mossad has been allegedly involved in sabotaging Iranian nuclear facilities as well. With its rivalry against Islamic Iran, it has always tried to prevent Iran from being nuclear.
According to the article, Swiss historian Adrian Hänni stated that the Mossad was most certainly engaged in the bombings of Swiss and German enterprises, but that there was no “smoking gun” to establish the Mossad was responsible.
A hitherto unknown organization, the Organization for the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia, claimed responsibility for the explosions in Switzerland and Germany.
The effort was ultimately unsuccessful, as many of the companies quickly accepted lucrative new partnerships from Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul- Haq’s administration according to NZZ.
On May 28, 1998, Pakistan exploded five nuclear bombs underground, making it the world’s sole Islamic nuclear state.