(FILES) A picture dated on September 8,
(FILES) A picture dated on September 8, 2002 shows a partial view of the Dimona nuclear power plant in the southern Israeli Negev desert. The plant was built with help from the French in the 1950's, when Paris was the main arms supplier to the Jewish state. The complex was described by Israel as various types of non-nuclear facilities until then Prime Minister David Ben Gurion said in December 1960 that it was a nuclear research center built for "peacful purposes." Israel is reconsidering its plans of nuclear development following the nuclear catastrophe in Japan. AFP PHOTO/THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)
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