TITLE

The Nuclear Weapons bazaar

AUTHOR(S)
Fenn, John W.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Middle East;Apr2004, Issue 344, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Domestic and international audiences listened, rapt, as Abdul Qadeer Khan, Pakistan's top nuclear weapons scientist, addressed state television to plead for forgiveness for passing on nuclear weapons technology secrets to foreign nationals. Outside Pakistan, however, the address sent shock waves through the international community as it confirmed the existence of a black market in nuclear weapons technology. Khan's confession was undoubtedly provoked by the evidence emerging from the ongoing verification of nuclear programmes in Iran and Libya by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). IAEA, in particular, is keen to identify which countries gained access to Pakistan's nuclear warhead designs and uranium enrichment centrifuge technology.
ACCESSION #
12738167

 

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