شنبه ۲۰ آذر ۱۳۹۵ تهران ۱۰:۵۸ - ۱۰ دسامبر ۲۰۱۶
Pakistan says a disgraced scientist at the center of a nuclear smuggling investigation gave Iran equipment could be used to make nuclear weapons. Pakistani Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said today the scientist, Abdul Qadeer Khan, gave Iran centrifuges. These are used to purify uranium for use as fuel in power plants or weapons.
But Ahmed said the government was not involved in the transfer. Khan, considered the father of Pakistan's nuclear program, confessed last year that he sold nuclear technology to Iran as well as North Korea and Libya.
But today's comments mark the first time the government has given details of what Khan supplied.