Pakistani officials said Wednesday that their investigation into the sale of the nation’s nuclear technology to Iran had now focused on Abdul Qadeer Khan, the father of Pakistan’s atomic bomb, and that a “security ring” had been set up around his house five days ago to keep him from leaving the country. But it was unclear whether the government had the political will, to bring charges against the widely revered scientist. In Washington, senior administration officials said that the investigations under way in Pakistan were beginning to tie together a number of nuclear programs and that soon American officials would be able to draw conclusions about the black market that fueled all those efforts. They were apparently referring to programs in Iran, North Korea and Libya, all of which dealt with Pakistani scientists. Full Story
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