Pakistani scientist regrets confession

May 30, 2008 at 3:35 PM

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 30 (UPI) -- Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan says he regrets his 2004 confession to transferring nuclear technology and centrifuges to other countries.

Khan maintains he has not violated international law. He further alleges that he has been betrayed and made a scapegoat since he made the confession in the larger interest of the country.

"I think the confession was my mistake," Khan told DawnNews TV channel Thursday.

"I was assured that I would be a free man and be allowed to go anywhere I want," said Khan, who is under virtual house arrest. The scientist made his first post-charges public appearance on May 21 when he visited the Academy of Sciences amid tight security.

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