Abdul Qadir Khan, the father of Pakistan’s nuclear program, admitted this week that he provided nuclear designs and technology to Iran, Libya, and North Korea. The Pakistani government had been strenuously denying that it supplied nuclear material to rogue nations. But when confronted with U.S. evidence from Libya and Iran, Pakistan was forced to change its story. The Pakistani government now says that Khan sold the secrets for personal gain and that his actions were not authorized. But Khan claims that top army officials, including Gen. Pervez Musharraf, the president, approved the technology transfers. Khan has been fired.
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