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Scientist behind Pakistan's nuclear weapons dies at 85

Clip: 10/11/2021 | 4m 14s | Video has closed captioning.

The father of Pakistan's atomic bomb and a proponent of nuclear proliferation, Abdul Qadeer Khan, died Sunday at the age of 85 after a lengthy battle with COVID-19. He was a figure mired in controversy who launched Pakistan's nuclear weapons program, but also admitted to sharing nuclear technology secrets with Iran, Libya, and North Korea. Nick Schifrin reports.

Aired: 10/11/21

Rating: NR

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