73 Minute from Moodie1 to Davis2

Canberra, 27 August 1965


Atomic Intelligence

Timbs telephoned me from AAEC in Sydney, referring to our discussions several weeks ago.

  1. I gathered from our necessarily guarded conversation that Timbs had had a discussion with a French engineer whom he described as competent and hard-headed. This French engineer had said:
    1. the French had completed the plutonium re-processing plant in Israel;
    2. the Chinese were making materials available to Indonesia for the explosion of an atomic bomb.

[matter omitted]

[NAA: A1838, 919/12/10 part 1]