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Pakistan Chief Says It Appears Scientists Sold Nuclear Data

Pakistan’s president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, acknowledged Friday that scientists from his country appeared to have sold nuclear designs to other nations probably “for personal financial gain.” He denied that the Pakistan government knew of any sales at the time but vowed that suspects would be dealt with “as antistate elements.” General Musharraf’s statement at a global economic forum here came after weeks of delicate efforts to force Pakistan to deal with the scientists, according to diplomats and American officials. Technical documents recently obtained from Libya on its nuclear program, as well as documents relating to Iran’s nuclear activities, undercut years of Pakistani denials and appeared to force General Musharraf’s hand, diplomats and American officials said. Full Story

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