Spanish dictator Francisco Franco had in mind the launch of a nuclear weapon programme. Its main purpose was "to strengthen Spanish international position, turning the country into an armamentistic power". According to a CIA report dated May the 15th of 1974, Franco's government was developing a nuclear plan which deserved the attention and surveillance of the United States. Among its objectives, it was included the construction of facilities to enrich uranium. CIA's defiled secret report stated that Spain has uranium mines in its territory and three nuclear power plants.
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