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Pakistan / Nuclear Capability #94506

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 25, 1985
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(Studio) "New York Times" report on Pakistan's efforts to develop nuclear bomb noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) June 1984 arrest of Pakistani national Nazir Anmed Vaid for illegal possession of devices used in nuclear bombs recalled. [Courtesy PBS "Frontline", VAID - acknowledges crime, denies knowledge of device's use; considers self scapegoat.] Usual sentences for such crime and fed. prosecutor's leniency with Vaid described; accusations that Reagan admin. is more interested in protecting Pakistan than exposing truth noted. [Senator John GLENN - questions government handling of Vaid case.] Reactions of Justice and State depts. and Pakistani ambassador mentioned. United States law said requiring halt to aid for countries developing nuclear bomb.
REPORTER: Dennis Troute

Jennings, Peter;
Troute, Dennis

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