U.S. targets A.Q. Khan nuclear network

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WASHINGTON (CNN) — Sanctions will be placed on 13 people and three companies “for their involvement in the A.Q. Khan nuclear proliferation network,” the U.S. State Department said Monday.

Khan, a Pakistani scientist, operated an international black market in nuclear material to a number of states with a history of poor relations with the United States.

He was arrested in February 2004 and eventually pardoned by former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.


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