Nuclear secrets sold
The week's news at a glance.
Eight scientists and officials in Pakistans 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 Pakistans 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 Khans designs. Pakistans president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, insisted that if Pakistani scientists gave away nuclear secrets, it was without the governments consent.