Story about a black market nuclear network

KW: In such a complicated story as nuclear proliferation, I am sure there are bad guys all around, and a spin on the story. Still, something important happening in the world. So, sharing the story from USA Today as a starting point.

(excerpt from) USA Today
United States sanctions those connected to nuclear scientist

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday slapped sanctions on people and companies connected to the black market nuclear network led by Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, urging the world to be vigilant against the future spread of nuclear know-how.

The State and Treasury Departments said the United States had placed sanctions on 13 people and three private companies for their involvement in Khan’s nuclear proliferation network, which leaked atomic secrets to Iran, Libya and North Korea.

Those hit with sanctions include British, German, Turkish, Swiss and Sri Lankan nationals. Any bank accounts or other financial assets found in the United States that belong to those designated will be frozen. Americans also are forbidden from doing business with them.

One Response

  1. It’s going to be interesting to see how the new administration responds to these current threats. It’s definitely going to be an early test and a sign of things to come for the next 4 years.

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