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Pak refuses US access to A Q Khan

March 30, 2005 01:26 IST

Pakistan has rejected United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's request to allow America to question disgraced scientist A Q Khan over his alleged role in Iran's nuclear programme, a report said on Tuesday.

Rice, who was in Pakistan late in March, requested direct American access to Khan 'so that the US intelligence community could ask him about his nuclear handiwork in Iran'.

But all she obtained was permission to submit a list of questions to Khan, The Washington Times said.

It also said that both the US and Israel 'have contingency plans to launch air strikes against Iran's 12 to 15 nuclear sites, most of them underground'.

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Number of User Comments: 4

Sub: It's a silly charade

US and Pak are apparently acting out an elaborate pantomine. Otherwise it is difficult to understand why US is so indulgent towards Pak. Earlier, US ...

Posted by Cogito_ergo...

Sub: buddy,the americans are blind

well the americans are in a catch 22 kind of a situation. first they give birth to bin laden, then label him a terrorist and ...

Posted by Pankaj

Sub: take that US!!

Hi, I am begining to admire pak's audacity. they just benefited from US' benevolence, when the US approved to sell them state of art war ...

Posted by Praveen

Sub: Pak refuses US access to AQ Khan

Maybe if the US gives the Pakis a few dozen more nuclear-capable F-16s, they will have access to him (who will then tell them that ...

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