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WAR: Pakistan Admits Rogue Scientist Aided Iran

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posted on Mar, 10 2005 @ 02:01 PM
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Despite years of denials, Pakistani officials have admitted that its top nuclear scientist sold equipment to Iran. The Pakistani information minister publicly acknowledged that its top nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan sold centrifuges to Iran. Centrifuges are needed to enrich uranium and are need to produce weapons grade material. The official insisted that Kahn had worked in his personal capacity and not at the request of the government.
 



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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - After years of denials, Pakistan admitted Thursday that its top nuclear scientist sold crucial equipment to Iran, but said it knew nothing of his activities when they occurred and insisted he will not be turned over to another country for prosecution.

The admission by the Pakistani information minister was the first public acknowledgment that Abdul Qadeer Khan provided Iran's secret nuclear program with centrifuges, a crucial component needed to enrich uranium and produce nuclear material for warheads.

"Dr. Abdul Qadeer gave some centrifuges to Iran," the minister, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. "He helped Iran in his personal capacity, and the Pakistan government had nothing to do with it."


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Its hardly a news flash, but it does help to pin some of the details down. How many centrifuges did he sell them? What other assistance did he provide? Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan, pardoned him last year, but he does remain confined in his home. There is also persistent reports that he may have had a hand in the North Korean nuclear program as well.




posted on Mar, 10 2005 @ 02:13 PM
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It's time Khan was interviewed by a group from the security council of the UN, at least. We've allowed Musharev to hide from his own involvement because of our need for his assistance but it's time to find out how dangerous this bas---- Khan has made this world.



posted on Mar, 10 2005 @ 02:29 PM
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Amazing how Musharaff seems to survive all those storms, blowing from american, indian and internal fundamentalist directions, he must be the sleekest politician since Henry Kissinger...

Are there any boardmember here that doesn't believe Iran is after nukes ?



[edit on 10-3-2005 by Countermeasures]



 
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