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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: dfnj2015
Supposedly, Iran bought 5 artillery rounds in the kiloton range from Soviet stocks back when the USSR collapsed. There was theis period of time when disgruntled generals were selling off military assets to the highest bidder for early retirement. The news reports were squashed, I don't have a source.
Whether or not nuclear weapons were also sold on the black market is unclear, that post soviet era of arms sales to the black market was well dramatized by the film Lord of War with Nicolas Cage.