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Nuclear figure rejects U.N. report

June 18, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

The architect of Pakistan's nuclear program rejected a report alleging that his network may have shared blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon with countries such as Iran and North Korea.

The report by former top United Nations arms inspector David Albright "is all concoction, it is a pack of lies, and this is a campaign. Whenever they see Pakistan can be pressured, they pressure it," Abdul Qadeer Khan said by phone from the Islamabad villa where he is under house arrest.

Khan is known as the father of Pakistan's atomic bomb. He confessed in 2004 to providing nuclear technology to Iran, Libya and North Korea.

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