July 06, 1982
US EMBASSY PAKISTAN CABLE 10276 TO STATE DEPARTMENT, 'MY FINAL MEETING WITH PRESIDENT ZIA'
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get citationAfter Ambassador General Vernon Walters’ second day meeting with President Zia, the Pakistani leader verbally acknowledged U.S. evidence that Pakistan sought nuclear weapons components from abroad despite promises not to do so. However, Zia refused to put this in writing, and in a letter to President Reagan claimed the U.S. intelligence was a “total fabrication,” likely in an effort to save face."US Embassy Pakistan Cable 10276 to State Department, 'My Final Meeting with President Zia'," July 06, 1982, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, State Department Mandatory Declassification Review release.Obtained and contributed by William Burr and included in NPIHP Research Update #6. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/114253