'US has no specific concern about nuclear proliferation from Pakistan'

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Washington, Nov.14 (ANI): The US State Department has said it has no specific concern about nuclear proliferation from Pakistan.

"We don't have any specific concerns about proliferation per se specifically from Pakistan. We feel confident that the command and control of nuclear weapons in Pakistan secure," The News quoted spokesman Ian Kelly, as saying.

The statement came hours after reports were flashed in the media about China providing weapons-grade uranium, sufficient for making two atomic bombs, to Pakistan in 1982.

The transfer of nuclear fuel was 'part of a broad-ranging, secret nuclear deal approved years earlier by Mao Zedong and Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto that culminated in an exceptional, deliberate act of proliferation by a nuclear power,' a US newspaper had reported.

The United States maintains that had information about illegal nuke transfers between Pakistan and China, but has never raised the issue in public.

The issue is expected to come up for discussion during President Barack Obama's maiden Beijing visit next week. (ANI)

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