Pakistan Frees Nuclear Salesman A.Q. Khan
Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, who ran a black market responsible for spreading nuclear weapons technology throughout the Middle East, has been freed in Pakistan.
A court in Pakistan has freed disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan from house arrest.
Dr Khan, who has been under tight restrictions since 2004, can now leave home and receive visitors.
Dr Khan welcomed the ruling and said he was not bothered what the international community thought of his release.
The US has described the move as “unfortunate”, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton saying she was “very much concerned” by Dr Khan’s release.
Obviously, Hillary just needs to beg a little harder for Pakistan to unclench their fist.
(Hat tip: Cato the Elder.)