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The Rainbow Warrior Affair

Television (Excerpts) – 1986

Some people in France and some politicians, certainly in France, think that we are some sort of platform for an anti-French position within the South Pacific. That has, of course, a long history.
– Prime Minister David Lange on New Zealand's anti-nuclear stance being a possible motive
To suggest that we deserved it because we didn't appreciate the danger that the world may or may not have been in from the anti-nuclear stance is ridiculous. I think it reflects the thinking in the French secret service and at least some political masters that they could actually perpetrate a bombing in a friendly country.
– Former policeman Allan Galbraith, who led the investigation into the bombing, in The Sunday Star-Times, 9 July 2017
In no way was France involved. The French Government does not deal with its opponents in such ways.
– Official statement after the bombing, by the French Embassy