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Nuclear secrets sold

The week's news at a glance.

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Eight scientists and officials in Pakistan’s nuclear program were arrested this week for allegedly supplying nuclear technology to Iran and Libya. One of them is the top aide to Abdul Qadir Khan, the father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb; Khan has been questioned but not arrested. Iran and Libya have recently opened their nuclear programs to international inspectors, who found that both countries’ technology followed Khan’s designs. Pakistan’s president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, insisted that if Pakistani scientists gave away nuclear secrets, it was without the government’s consent.

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