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At Least 7 Nations Tied To Pakistani Nuclear Ring

The rapidly expanding probe into a Pakistani-led nuclear trafficking network extended to at least seven nations Saturday as investigators said they had traced businesses from Africa, Asia and Europe to the smuggling ring controlled by Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan. Three days after Khan confessed on television to selling his country’s nuclear secrets, Western diplomats and intelligence officials said they were just beginning to understand the scale of the network, a global enterprise that supplied nuclear technology and parts to Libya, Iran, North Korea and possibly others. “Dr. Khan was not working alone. Dr. Khan was part of a process,” said Mohamed ElBaradei, director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Vienna-based U.N. agency that is conducting the probe along with U.S. and other Western intelligence agencies. “There were items that were manufactured in other countries. There were items that were assembled in a different country.” Full Story

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