U.N. frets over missing nuclear plans

VIENNA, June 9 (UPI) -- United Nations nuclear watchdog officials in Vienna are concerned several sets of blueprints for making nuclear bombs are still unaccounted for.

Abdul Qadeer Khan helped Iran, N. Korea

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 16 (UPI) -- Investigators now believe Abdul Qadeer Khan, father of Pakistan's atomic bomb, was responsible for uranium enrichment equipment going to Iran and North Korea.

Pakistan allows crucial IAEA inspection

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 1 (UPI) -- Pakistan's foreign minister confirmed Friday that Islamabad is sending old centrifuges to the U.N. nuclear watchdog probing Iran's nuclear program.

Pakistan will not give U.N. materials

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 14 (UPI) -- A Pakistani official says his country is not giving uranium-enriching components to United Nations inspectors looking into Iran's nuclear program.

Nuclear row echoes in Pakistani parliament

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- Opposition parties in Pakistan are accusing the government of building a case against Iran's nuclear program just to please the United States.

Pakistan says scientist gave Iran nuke aid

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 11 (UPI) -- Pakistan has admitted that a rogue scientist gave nuclear technology to Iran but insisted the government had nothing to do with it.

Bhutto obtained missiles from North Korea

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto says she personally brought blueprints from North Korea for her country's missile program.

Pakistan blocks quizzing of AQ Khan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Pakistan has turned down a request to give international experts access to nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan to explore his role in nuclear proliferation.

Exiles claim Iran got bomb-grade uranium

NEW DELHI, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- An exiled Iranian opposition group claims that Iran obtained weapons-grade uranium and a design for a nuclear bomb from a Pakistani scientist.

Brazil denies nuclear wrongdoings

BRASILIA, Brazil, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Brazil denied any wrongdoing Friday following reports that it may have obtained its nuclear centrifuge technology from a rogue Pakistani scientist.

Pakistan denies IAEA access to Khan

VIENNA, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Pakistan says it will not allow the U.N. atomic energy agency to interview confessed smuggler of nuclear technology Abdul Qadeer Khan.

South African charged as nuke trafficker

JOHANNESBURG, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A South African engineer has been charged with trafficking in nuclear components.

Strain seen in global terror-hunters

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- There are signs of growing impatience with one another among allied countries at the forefront of combating terrorism, the New York Times said Tuesday.

Report: N. Korea, Iran closer to nukes

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The New York Times reports that U.S. intelligence experts believe that Iran's and North Korea's nuclear programs have advanced in the past year.

Pakistan to retain its nuclear program

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- President Pervez Musharraf said Thursday Pakistan would not give up its nuclear weapons program.

Pakistani scientists may be in N. Korea

SEOUL, June 20 (UPI) -- Renegade Pakistani scientists may be helping North Korea develop nuclear weapons, the South Korean Yonhap news agency reported Sunday.

Pakistan tests second missile this week

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 4 (UPI) -- Pakistan test fired a nuclear-capable missile Friday, the second in a week.

Malaysia makes arrest in nuclear case

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 31 (UPI) -- Malaysia has bowed to U.S. pressure to arrest a prominent businessman on charges of financing nuclear weapons smuggling.

U.S. welcomes arrest of nuke trader

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- The United States Friday welcomed the arrest of a suspected nuclear middleman in Malaysia, calling it a major step in containing proliferation.

North Korea may have sold Libya uranium

WASHINGON, Fla., May 23 (UPI) -- North Korea may have secretly provided Libya with nearly two tons of uranium in early 2001, according to international inspectors.

S.Korea says it received N.Korea nuke info

SEOUL, April 14 (UPI) -- Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon says U.S. intelligence informed South Korea of statements by Pakistan's top scientist that North Korea has nuclear devices.

Scientist describes N. Korean nuke plant

PYONGYANG, North Korea, April 13 (UPI) -- A Pakistani nuclear scientist claims to have visited a secret underground nuclear plant in North Korea, the New York Times said Tuesday.

IAEA wants to see Pakistan nuke facilities

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 26 (UPI) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency has sought Pakistan's permission to inspect some of its nuclear installations, The News daily of Pakistan reported. Spokeswoman and senior information officer Melissa Fleming said the IAEA wants to know from Pakistan

Pakistan nuke sales netted $100 million

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. officials estimate the Pakistani scientist who sold Libya nuclear technology made at least $100 million, the New York Times said Tuesday.

Exiles say Iran has 2005 nuclear deadline

LONDON, March 14 (UPI) -- An Iranian exile group claims Tehran has a deadline of 2005 to reach a capability to produce nuclear weapons, the Middle East Newsline reported.
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