Pakistan rejects report on Pakistan-China nuclear co-op
Updated: 2009-11-13 22:01
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Friday strongly rejected as baseless the allegations contained in an article of Washington Post that China provided Pakistan with weapons grade uranium for two bombs in 1982, the official news agency APP reported.
"Pakistan strongly rejects the assertions in the article that is evidently timed to malign Pakistan and China," the Foreign Office spokesman said when his attention was drawn to a Washington Post article about Pakistan-China nuclear cooperation.
He said the fact is that Pakistan and China have comprehensive and all-dimensional cooperation, which includes civilian nuclear cooperation for peaceful purposes.
"This has always been above board. Pakistan and China have always respected their respective international obligations and non-proliferation norms," the Spokesman emphasized.
Quoting notes made by Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, who is the father of Pakistan's atomic bomb, the leading American daily said that China provided Pakistan with weapons grade uranium for making two nuclear bombs in 1982.