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May 25, 2015
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ISIS claim about Pak nuclear assets rubbished

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May 25, 2015

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ISLAMABAD: Authoritative sources have rubbished the recent ISIS claims that the terrorist entity could purchase a nuclear device from Pakistan.
It was reported in the Western media on Saturday the propaganda magazine of ISIS Dabiq had suggested the group was expanding so rapidly it could buy its first nuclear weapon within a year. An article claimed that since the Islamic State had billions of dollars in the bank, they could call on their “Wilayah in Pakistan to purchase a nuclear device through weapons dealers.”
At the same time, the article admitted that such a scenario was “far-fetched” but warned: “It’s the sum of all fears for Western intelligence agencies, and it’s infinitely more possible today than it was just one year ago. And if not a nuke, what about a few thousand tons of ammonium nitrate explosive? That’s easy enough to make.” It claimed that an attack launched by the ISIS against America would ridicule “the attacks of the past”.
Sources here said that the idea to purchase a nuclear bomb from Pakistan by ISIS or some Middle Eastern state was not only far-fetched, it was rather impossible. They said the Pakistani nuclear assets and technology were closely guarded, definitely better than some other nuclear states, and certainly was not for sale.
The sources said the writer of this particular write-up had understandably little idea about the nuclear technology and weapon systems. They added frequent write-ups in the western media mentioning ridiculous scenarios about Pakistani nuclear assets and technology were ludicrous and had no basis.

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