hmmmmm. an interesting denial

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  1. here's what they're denying

    BERLIN (AFX) - Saudi Arabia is working secretly on a nuclear program, with help from Pakistani experts, the German magazine Cicero reported in its latest edition, citing Western security sources.

    It says that during the Haj pilgrimages to Mecca in 2003 through 2005, Pakistani scientists posed as pilgrims to come to Saudi Arabia.

    Between October 2004 and January 2005, some of them slipped off from pilgrimages, sometimes for up to three weeks, the report quoted German security expert Udo Ulfkotte as saying.

    According to Western security services, the magazine added, Saudi scientists have been working since the mid-1990s in Pakistan, a nuclear power since 1998.

    Cicero, which will appear on newstands tomorrow, also quoted a US military analyst, John Pike, as saying that Saudi bar codes can be found on half of Pakistan's nuclear weapons 'because it is Saudi Arabia which ultimately co-financed the Pakistani atomic nuclear program.'

    The magazine also said satellite images indicate that Saudi Arabia has set up a program in Al-Sulaiyil, south of Riyadh, a secret underground city and dozens of underground silos for missiles.

    According to some Western security services, long-range Ghauri-type missiles of Pakistani-origin are housed inside the silos.

    http://www.forbes.com/finance/feeds/afx/2006/03/28/afx2629000.html

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    http://tinyurl.com/zczgk
  2. Thursday, March 30, 2006
    Pakistan rejects report on N-help to Saudis

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday rejected as “fabricated” a German magazine report that said Saudi Arabia was working secretly on a nuclear programme with help from Pakistani experts.

    “It is a fabricated story and motivated by vicious intentions,” Foreign Office Spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said.

    Citing Western security sources, German magazine Cicero in its latest edition, says that during the Haj pilgrimages to Mecca in 2003 through 2005, Pakistani scientists posed as pilgrims to come to Saudi Arabia in aircraft sponsored by the oil-rich kingdom.

    Between October 2004 and January 2005, some of them took the opportunity to “disappear” from their hotel rooms, sometimes for up to three weeks, German security expert Udo Ulfkotte told the magazine.

    According to Western security services, the magazine added, Saudi scientists have been working since the mid-1990s in Pakistan. The latest issue of Cicero, which will appear on newsstands on Thursday, also quoted US military analyst John Pike as saying that Saudi bar codes can be found on half of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons “because it is Saudi Arabia which ultimately co-financed the Pakistani atomic nuclear programme”.

    Dismissing the report, the foreign office spokeswoman here said, “Pakistan has a unilateral commitment to non-proliferation. As a responsible nuclear state, Pakistan has taken all measures to strengthen its export control.” AFP

    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006\03\30\story_30-3-2006_pg1_4

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    http://tinyurl.com/qbbdn