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Scientist's Friend Says Army Knew of Nuclear Transfers

The Pakistani military denies Musharraf and others were aware of technology smuggling. The father of Pakistan’s atomic bomb told investigators that he gave nuclear weapons technology to other nations with the full knowledge of top army officials, including the president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, a friend of the scientist said Tuesday. A military spokesman, Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan, denied that Musharraf was privy to any transfer of nuclear technology or had authorized Khan to do it. A leading Islamic party, Jamaat-i-Islami, said Abdul Qadeer Khan, Pakistan’s leading nuclear scientist, denied confessing to investigators as government officials have alleged. Authorities are focusing on seven suspects — three scientists including Khan and four former security officials at Khan Research Laboratories, a nuclear weapons facility named after him. Full Story

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