Global Nuclear Inquiry Stalls

(Los Angeles Times) The global investigation into A.Q. Khan's black market trade in nuclear technology has stalled, according to interviews with diplomats and officials from several countries. Senior investigators said they were especially worried that dangerous elements of the illicit network of manufacturers and suppliers would remain undetected and capable of resuming operations once international pressures eased. Investigators said records obtained in Libya and elsewhere showed that some nuclear equipment purchased or manufactured by the network had yet to be found, raising the possibility that it was diverted to unidentified customers.

2004-12-07 00:00:00

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