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The country of Algeria has a history of developing weapons of mass destruction.

In 1991, the United States government exposed the covert construction of a nuclear reactor in Algeria, and the Washington Post accused the country of developing nuclear weapons with the help of the Chinese government. The Algerian government admitted it was building a reactor, but denied any secrecy or military purpose. Under international pressure, Algeria placed the reactor under IAEA safeguards, and signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in January 1995. The transparency of its nuclear research programs has been limited to the minimum treaty requirements, which has caused suspicions to persist.

Before, and a couple of years after Algeria's independence, France used bases in the Algerian part of the Sahara (Reggane and In Ekker) to do their nuclear testing.



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