Jacques Le Blanc

“I do not like this word ‘bomb'. It is not a bomb. It is a device which is exploding.”

Jacques Le Blanc, French ambassador to New Zealand/Aotearoa, responding to criticisms of his country's nuclear tests in the Pacific, October 1995.

mag cover This article is from the August 2004 issue of New Internationalist. You can access the entire archive of over 500 issues with a digital subscription. Get a free trial now »

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