Washington Post: China gave 50 kgs of HEU to Pakistan in 1982
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  • The Washington Post revealed that China supplied 50 kgs of highly-enriched uranium to Pakistan in 1982, along with a blueprint for a nuclear weapon, in violation of the country’s NPT commitment. The transfer was a favour for A.Q. Khan helping China overcome some problems in its uranium enrichment programme by giving them designs of European-designed centrifuges, which he had stolen. The secret nuclear deal was reported to have been approved by Mao Zedong and Pakistan PM Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. Khan is also slated to have shared Chinese design information with Iran and Libya.1