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Pakistan Bars Its Nuclear Scientists From Traveling Abroad

Pakistan on Tuesday barred all scientists working on its nuclear weapons program from leaving the country, as the government intensified its inquiry into allegations that nuclear technology had been shared with Iran. At the same time, a senior intelligence official said a former army commander had approved the transfer of technology to Iran. The official said the scientist who had led the effort to build an atomic bomb, Abdul Qadeer Khan, had told investigators that any sharing of nuclear technology with Iran had the approval of Gen. Mirza Aslam Beg, the commander of Pakistan’s army from 1988 to 1991. The official said aides to Dr. Khan had told investigators the same thing. Full Story

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