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Malaysia Coy on Fate of Suspected Nuke Middleman

Malaysia declined to say Saturday what will happen to the man police say confessed to a web of dealings with Pakistani atomic scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, including selling nuclear centrifuges to Iran. Malaysian police released a report Friday detailing evidence from Buhary Syed Abu Tahir, suspected middleman in Pakistan’s illicit nuclear parts trade. In the report, Tahir, a Sri Lankan now resident in the Malaysian capital, told of a $3 million sale to Iran of nuclear centrifuge parts made in Malaysia and how Khan arranged the shipment of enriched uranium to Libya. Malaysian Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar brushed off questions Saturday about what was next for 44-year-old Tahir, labeled by Washington as Khan’s deputy and money launderer. Full Story

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