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.
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.
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.
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