Skip to comments.Brazil denies nuclear deal with Pakistan
Posted on 10/03/2004 7:19:27 AM PDT by knighthawk
The Brazilian government has denied acquiring key nuclear technology from Pakistan amid allegations that a smuggling network headed by disgraced Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan may be the source.
Brazil's navy, which launched its nuclear program in the 1980s, said in a statement on Friday that it "denies any type of link with Pakistan regarding the development of Brazilian centrifuges."
Brazil's Ministry of Science and Technology said it "objects to news accounts attributed to anonymous sources without the support of any institution or country and that try to link decades of scientific development and technologies to obscure procedures or to international scandals."
Henry Sokolski, a former Pentagon official who now runs the Non-Proliferation Policy Education Center think-tank in Washington, said on Friday that Brazil's centrifuges look similiar to a type sold by Khan's network, which supplied Iran, Libya and North Korea.
On Thursday, the daily Estado de Sao Paulo quoted Sokolski as saying in Washington that officials in the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency suspect that the network is the source of Brazil's centrifuge technology.
Lula -- maybe; Chavez, if he could, definitely.
the Pakis, our "allies" are selling nukes left, right (well slamofascist right ) and center (well Brazil style center which is left-lite ;-P)
Why does Brazil need nukes? Idiots. They have no regional enemies (yeah, right, the Argentinians will invade, why?). I can understand India or Israel going for nukes, but Brazil??? Idiots, idiots, idiots
PRESTIGE!!!!The 5 members of the UNSC are all nukepowers & it was part of the logic for India's 98 tests(the major reasons being China & Pakiland).The Brazilians think that nukes would stress their status as South America's super power & hence we see them trying to build N-subs & buying a carrier from France & tying up with other similar honchos like India & South Africa.
I think too much is made about nukes. The fact is that this technology is going to be in widespread use and its impossible to control it.
And Why U.S. needs Nukes ??????
yes!!! and why US need nukes????
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