Diplomats from Saudi Arabia believe that Iran shipped nuclear equipment to Sudan in 2012 just months before a mysterious explosion in the African country that many believe was linked to Israel, new WikiLeaks documents revealed.
“The embassy’s sources advised that Iranian containers arrived this week at Khartoum airport containing sensitive technical equipment in the form of fast centrifuges for enriching uranium, and a second shipment is expected to arrive this week,” said the document, dated February 2012 and marked “very secret,” Reuters reported.
The leaked Saudi cable is part of 70,000 classified Saudi government files that were released last week by WikiLeaks, which says it plans to release about half a million documents in total.
In October 2012, just eight months after the Saudi cable, a Sudanese munitions factory was destroyed in a mysterious explosion that Sudanese officials blamed on Israel. But Israel has never claimed responsibility for the attack, and it is unclear if that site contained any nuclear material.