Pakistan denies giving N.Korea nuclear technology

By REUTERS
July 7, 2011 17:34

ISLAMABAD - A Pakistani general strongly denied on Thursday a report that he took $3 million in cash in exchange for helping smuggle nuclear technology to North Korea in the late 1990s, while the nation's foreign office called the story "preposterous."

The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that Abdul Qadeer Khan, the father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb, had released a copy of a letter from a North Korean official dated 1998 detailing a $3 million payment to Pakistan's then-chief of army staff, General Jehangir Karamat.

In exchange for the money, generals Karamat and Khan were to help Khan give documents on a nuclear program to North Korea, the Post said.


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