Ex-nuclear chief alleges army role

From Times Wire Reports

The army under President Pervez Musharraf supervised a shipment of uranium centrifuges to North Korea in 2000, the disgraced architect of Pakistan’s atomic weapons program said.

The claim is the most controversial leveled by Abdul Qadeer Khan, who has been agitating for an end to house arrest and backing off his 2004 confession that he was solely responsible for spreading nuclear arms technology to Iran, North Korea and Libya.

The retired scientist’s comments could prove embarrassing for Pakistan, which has repeatedly denied that the army or government knew about Khan’s activities before 2003.