A Q Khan admits to Pak’s nuke nexus with Iran, Libya
In a damning revelation of Pakistan's nuclear proliferation, its disgraced scientist A Q Khan, the father of the country's nuke weapons programme, has admitted to the Pakistani nexus in the controversial atomic programme of Iran and North Korea, a media report said on Sunday.
The disgraced 74-year-old, who is dubbed as maestro of the world's largest nuclear black market, has made the revelation in a four-page 'secret' letter addressed to his Dutch wife Henny, the Sunday Times reported. The letter was written to his wife after his arrest in 2003.
In numbered paragraphs, the letter outlines Pakistan's nuclear links with China and its official support to the atomic programme of Iran and North Korea. The letter also mentions Libya.
On Iran, the letter says: "Probably with the blessings of BB (Benazir Bhutto), General Imtiaz (Benazir's defence adviser, now dead) asked me to give a set of drawings and some components to the Iranians. The names and addresses of suppliers were also given to the Iranians."
The paper described the December 10, 2003 letter hand written in apparent haste as extraordinary. It said a copy of the letter was obtained in 2007.
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