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Swiss destruction of evidence in AQ Khan case

The cover up for AQ Khan’s network was huge! Swiss President has now acknowledged that his country destroyed some documents which provided sensitive evidence in a high-profile nuclear smuggling case linked to Libya’s now-abandoned effort to build an atomic bomb because of security reasons.

AQ Khan has admitted to transfering nuclear technology to Iran, Libya and North Korea. The Swiss Government under pressure from US destroyed the documents which included detailed construction plans for nuclear weapons, for gas ultracentrifuges to enrich weapons-grade uranium as well as for guided missile delivery systems.

Zurich daily Tages-Anzeiger reported on Friday that Urs Tinner, one of the three accused, was recruited by US intelligence while he was part of Khan’s smuggling network. So a lot was going on but the proliferation was nevertheless happening blatantly.

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