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    PAKISTANI SCIENTISTS SOLD NUCLEAR SECRETS TO IRAN

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    ISLAMABAD, January 25 (RIA Novosti corr. Vladimir Shreter) - The News newspaper, with reference to government sources, reports that bank accounts for millions of dollars belonging to two Pakistani nuclear scientists who sold some secret nuclear technologies to Iran have been discovered.

    According to the newspaper's data, millions or even tens of millions of dollars arrived at the accounts of the Pakistani scientists through banks in Dubai (UAE). The News also reports that Iranian authorities confirmed this information, and the details of payments are known to the IAEA and the USA.

    Persons and organizations who concluded such deals are being established now.

    The News also reports that Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was informed about the course of investigation before his trip to Switzerland to the World Economic Forum. "I've never seen the president so angry and upset," the newspaper quotes an official close to Musharraf.

    Rumors about possible involvement with the scandal of doctor Abdul Kadyr Khan, the designer of the Pakistani bomb, former head of the country's nuclear program are circulated in Islamabad. Now Abdul Kadyr Khan is the prime minister's scientific adviser.

    Meanwhile, secret services' officers continue "interviews" with the seven leading nuclear scientists and heads of the research center Kahuta Research Laboratories (KRL), where weapons-grade uranium is enriched.

    Officials have repeatedly said the Pakistani government is not involved with the passing of nuclear secrets to anybody, and the talk can only be about some individuals whose stimulus was "personal ambitions and greed."

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