It's not like they haven't sold Iraq entire reactors on more than one occasion, and provided enriched fuel as well.
The Israelis bombed the French Osirek reactor, and destroyed its replacement right while it was aboard a ship in a French port.... just another reason why the French support the PLO.
1975 : (IRAQ BUYS URANIUM FROM FRANCE) When Iraq purchased the uranium from France in 1975, Baghdad agreed to place it under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency, a Vienna-based nonproliferation watchdog group. IAEA inspectors perform tests on Iraq's stash twice yearly.- "When Will Saddam Get the Bomb? Not nearly so soon as the Bush Administration claims, "By William R. Doerner, December 10, 1990 via TIME Capsule, The Evolution of the Iraqi Threat, http://www.time.com/time/classroom/article/0,12422,235482,00.html
Late 1970s to 1982 : (IRAQ OBTAINS YELLOWCAKE FROM PORTUGAL) National Laboratory of Industrial Engineering (LNETI) (Portugal) Yellowcake Supplied without safeguards - see http://www.nti.org/e_research/e1_iraq_N_imports_chron.html
1976 through early 1980s : (IRAQ OBTAINS URANIUM FROM ITALY ) National Committee for Nuclear Energy (CNEN), Italy, provides 2.6% enriched uranium; technical assistance; negotiated 10-year agreement to assist in atomic energy, including reactor physics - see http://www.nti.org/e_research/e1_iraq_N_imports_chron.html
1976 to 1981 : (IRAQ OBTAINS HIGHLY ENRICHED URANIUM FROM FRANCE FOR FUEL; FRENCH PROVIDE OSIREK REACTOR) CERBAG (France) Highly enriched uranium (HEU) reactor fuel; built Osiraq reactor - see http://www.nti.org/e_research/e1_iraq_N_imports_chron.html
1976 to 1989 : (IRAQ OBTAINS EQUIPMENT FROM ITALY) Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL) (Italy) provides Iraq with Four commercial contracts with shipments of major equipment; $3 billion to $5 billion of unauthorized loans to Iraq, including at least $920 million of export credit guarantees and over 2,500 letters of credit ; they were indicted by US federal authorities, February 1991 - see http://www.nti.org/e_research/e1_iraq_N_imports_chron.html
1977 : (IRAQ OBTAINS LABS & HOT CELL COMPLEX FOR DISSOLVING FUEL RODS FROM ITALIAN SNIA TECHINT) SNIA Techint (formerly SNIA Visacosa) with Ansaldo Mechanico Nucleare (Italy) Delivered four labs (fuel fabrication lab, chemical engineering lab, radioisotope lab, and materials-testing lab); hot cell complex for dissolving fuel rods - see http://www.nti.org/e_research/e1_iraq_N_imports_chron.html
1977 : (IRAQ BEGINS INSTALLING FRENCH NUCLEAR REACTOR) In 1977 the country began installing a French Osirak-model nuclear reactor, ostensibly for research projects, at El-Tuwaitha, 10 1/2 miles southwest of Baghdad. Four years later, convinced that the reactor's real purpose was to produce plutonium to be chemically reprocessed and used for weapons, Israel bombed the facility to rubble. After the Osirak attack, Iraq tried to realize its ambitions by buying bomb- grade material from underground suppliers. - "When Will Saddam Get the Bomb? Not nearly so soon as the Bush Administration claims, "By William R. Doerner, December 10, 1990 via TIME Capsule, The Evolution of the Iraqi Threat, http://www.time.com/time/classroom/article/0,12422,235482,00.html.
Late 1970s : (WMD : NUCLEAR DEVELOPMENT : IRAQ IMPORTS ITEMS FROM FRANCE SGN (Societe Generale pour les Techniques Nouvelles) (France) ) Auxiliary facilities (effluent treatment station and hot cell laboratory) - in other words, Facilities for extracting plutonium from spent reactor fuel - see http://www.nti.org/e_research/e1_iraq_N_imports_chron.html
Late 1970s to 1982 : (IRAQ OBTAINED UO2 FROM NIGER'S ONAREM (Office National des Resources Minieres))- see http://www.nti.org/e_research/e1_iraq_N_imports_chron.html
1979 through 1980s : (CNEN OF BRAZIL SUPPLIES IRAQ WITH NUCLEAR RESEARCH MATERIALS & PROVIDES ASSISTANCE WITH OSIREK REACTOR) CNEN (Brazil) Nuclear materials and equipment for laboratory tests; assistance in Osirak nuclear reactor - see http://www.nti.org/e_research/e1_iraq_N_imports_chron.html
JUNE 7, 1981 : (OPERATION OPERA : ISRAEL DESTROYS THE FRENCH-BUILT OSIREK REACTOR IN IRAQ) Destruction of the Iraqi nuclear reactor. With Iraq's programs to develop nuclear arms moving into advanced stages, Israel launches a successful air attacks , destroying the Iraqi Osirak nuclearreactor.
Iraq is undeterred and keeps working.... even trying to find domestic sources of uranium:
1983 : (BRAZIL'S NMRD PROSPECTS FRO URANIUM IN IRAQ) Nuclebras Mineral Resources Department (Brazil) Prospected to find uranium in Iraq Prospected for 15 days - see http://www.nti.org/e_research/e1_iraq_N_imports_chron.html
1984 : (BRAZIL'S CETEM ANALYZES URANIUM ORE FROM IRAQI MINE) Mineral Technology Center (CETEM) (Brazil) Analyzed uranium ore from Abu Shakir mine- see http://www.nti.org/e_research/e1_iraq_N_imports_chron.html
1985 : (BRAZIL'S MINERART EVALUATES IRAQI URANIUM RESERVE) Minerart (created by former Nuclebras employees) (Brazil) Evaluated Abu Shakir uranium reserve for Iraqi Geological Survey - see http://www.nti.org/e_research/e1_iraq_N_imports_chron.html
NOVEMBER 19-22, 1990 : (IAEA CONDUCTS TESTS ON IRAQ'S STASH OF FRENCH URANIUM)- "When Will Saddam Get the Bomb? Not nearly so soon as the Bush Administration claims, "By William R. Doerner, December 10, 1990 via TIME Capsule, The Evolution of the Iraqi Threat, http://www.time.com/time/classroom/article/0,12422,235482,00.html
DECEMBER 1990 early : (IAEA CERTIFIES THAT TESTS ON IRAQ'S STASH OF FRENCH URANIUM SHOWED "NO CHANGE" IN AMOUNT OR PURITY OF URANIUM") When Iraq purchased the uranium from France in 1975, Baghdad agreed to place it under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency, a Vienna-based nonproliferation watchdog group. IAEA inspectors perform tests on Iraq's stash twice yearly. Last week the agency certified that the latest round, conducted from Nov. 19 to 22, showed no change"in either the amount or the purity of the uranium. Should the Iraqis elect to tamper with the uranium in the future, U.S. experts estimate, the process of turning it into a bomb would take a minimum of several months. Since an IAEA inspection might occur within that period, a diversion could be detected before an Iraqi nuclear bomb became a fait accompli. - "When Will Saddam Get the Bomb? Not nearly so soon as the Bush Administration claims, "By William R. Doerner, December 10, 1990 via TIME Capsule, The Evolution of the Iraqi Threat, http://www.time.com/time/classroom/article/0,12422,235482,00.html
Even after the Gulf War , Iraq doggedly continued to obtain items, often through front companies, for its nuclear program, from private and government run entities throughout the developed world....
And one of the reasons the French really hate Bush & Cheney:
NOVEMBER 1, 2001 : (CHENEY'S THANK YOU NOTE ON OPERATION OPERA & DESTRUCTION OF FRENCH REACTOR IN IRAQ STILL HANGS ON IVRY'S WALL)When Israel's Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, accompanied by Ambassador David Ivry, recently visited the Oval Office, President Bush (the younger) remarked that Israel certainly has the right ambassador for the moment. He said this because David Ivry has shown that he understands how preventive action is pertinent to the problem of weapons of mass destruction in dangerous hands. Bush's remark, pregnant with implications, revealed that the president as well as the vice president remembers and admires a bold Israeli action for which Israel was roundly condemned 20 years ago. ... Today on [Israeli Ambassador David]Ivry's embassy office wall there is a large black-and-white photograph taken by satellite 10 years after the raid, at the time of the Gulf War. It shows the wreckage of the huge reactor complex, which is still surrounded by a high, thick wall that was supposed to protect it. Trees are growing where the reactor dome had been. The picture has this handwritten inscription. ``For Gen. David Ivry, with thanks and appreciation for the outstanding job he did on the Iraqi nuclear program in 1981--which made our job much easier in Desert Storm." The author of the inscription signed it: ``Dick Cheney, Sec. of Defense 1989-93." Were it not for Israel's raid, Iraq probably would have had nuclear weapons in 1991 and there would have been no Desert Storm. - "Israel prevented atomic disaster in 1981," by George Will, ©2001 Washington Post Writers Group townhall.com, November 1, 2001 http://www.townhall.com/columnists/georgewill/printgw20011101.shtml
I was going to comment on your very good references, but I stumbled across this page, on a website you have mentioned. If someone wants to be shocked and appalled, all they need to do is read this web page.
It appears to be an official IAEA document, which has many details of Iraq's purchases of uranium, and how it was processed, and how much is missing. I particularly noted this minor purchase:
The yellowcake procured from Portugal was supplied in two batches. Batch 1, received on 20 June 1980, consisted of 429 drums containing 138,098 kg of yellowcake and batch two, received as three consignments over the period from 17 May 1982 through 20 June 1982, consisted of 487 drums containing 148,348 kg yellow cake.
(138,098 + 148,348) X 2.2 = 630,181 Pounds / 2000 = 3151+ TONS /20 = ~158 semi truck loads (standard 18 wheelers)
Over half a million pounds of Uranium, and that is just ONE buy. They also bought MUCH more, from other sources, including enriched uranium.
What does a country with thousands of oil wells need with all of that? Nothing good.