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What is clear, Albright says, is that Pakistani officials are committing limited national resources to building up the country’s nuclear arsenal, resources he and others note have been supplemented and replenished by U.S. aid.
“They’re building a capability beyond any reasonable requirement,” says Albright, who first wrote about Khushab two years ago, when he noticed construction south of an existing but smaller plutonium production reactor that’s been operating since about 1998.
“The addition of the two reactors does two things,” Mian notes. “It allows them to make a lo
July 25, 2008/ PAKISTAN launched a full-scale diplomatic offensive against India's nuclear deal with Washington yesterday, warning it would provoke a new atomic arms race between the two South Asia rivals and harm non-proliferation efforts.
Moving to block consensus and stall a process that both India and the US are seeking to expedite, Pakistan warned the deal "threatens to increase the chances of a nuclear arms race in the sub-continent".