The founder of Pakistan’s nuclear program, Abdul Qadeer Khan, has acknowledged he transferred nuclear technology to Iran, Libya and North Korea, a Pakistani government official said Monday.
Khan made the confession in a written statement submitted “a couple of days ago” to investigators probing allegations of nuclear proliferation by Pakistan, the official told The Associated Press on condition on anonymity.
The transfers were made during the late 1980s and in the early and mid 1990s, and were motivated by “personal greed and ambition,” the official said.
Supposedly, these transfers stopped after Musharaff established a new control system over their nuclear program.
Oh, hell. Pakistan with nukes is bad enough, without these other jacklegs getting a foothold in the nuclear game.
On the other hand, it’s definitely good to know. This should give us a much better idea of where these other countries are at with their programs. It should also increase our leverage in generating pressure on these outlaw regimes.
Pushing for regime change in Iran and North Korea looks better and better by the day.