September 19, 1985
DEPARTMENT OF STATE TELEGRAM 287763 TO EMBASSY BONN, 'EXPORT OF URANIUM ENRICHMENT EQUIPMENT TO PAKISTAN'
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get citationAs these telegrams demonstrate, by the fall of 1986, if not earlier, the U.S. government believed that a Pakistani firm, Multinational Inc., was a “procurement agent” for A.Q. Khan’s secret network. In this case, Pakistani agents operating in West Germany were trying to secure aluminum tubes that could be used for the Khan Laboratory’s gas centrifuge program."Department of State Telegram 287763 to Embassy Bonn, 'Export of Uranium Enrichment equipment to Pakistan'" September 19, 1985, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, State Department mandatory declassification review release. Obtained and contributed by William Burr for NPIHP Research Update No. 24. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/118539