WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Post says the founder of
Pakistan's nuclear bomb program is claiming that the North Korean
government bribed top military officials in Pakistan to obtain
access to sensitive nuclear technology in the late 1990s.
In a report on its website late Wednesday, the newspaper said Abdul Qadeer Khan (ahb-DOOL' kah-DEER' kahn) has made available documents he says support his claim that he transferred more than
$3 million in payments by North Korea to senior officers in the
Pakistani military. Khan says the Pakistani military later approved
his sharing of technical know-how and equipment with North Korean
The Post says Khan released a copy of a 1998 letter purporting to describe the deal. Pakistani officials say it's a fake.
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