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Powell Wants More Pakistani Action on Afghan Border

Secretary of State Colin Powell began a South Asian tour Monday, urging Pakistan to ramp up its military activities near the Afghan border and calling on India to open its markets to more U.S. goods. He also said he hoped to have a “full discussion” with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on nuclear proliferation by Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan. Powell said Musharraf should investigate whether former officials helped Khan sell atomic secrets to Libya, North Korea and Iran. The top U.S. diplomat arrived in South Asia as India made its first cricket tour to Pakistan in more than 14 years, stressing the dramatic improvement in relations between the two countries since his last visit when they had massed troops on their border and were on the brink of war. Full Story

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