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“When the agency questioned Iran about it [a document from Kahn that pointed to the making of a nuclear weaopn], Iran responded that when they bought the technology for uranium enrichment from the A. Q. Khan network in Pakistan, for the network to sweeten the deal and get a better deal in the future, they also threw in this document without Iran asking for it. And Iran claimed that they actually haven’t done anything with the document. “

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Muhammad Sahimi is the NIOC Chair in petroleum engineering and professor of chemical engineering & materials science at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In addition to his scientific research, which has resulted in over 270 published papers and five books, Muhammad has written extensively on Iran's political development and its nuclear program. In particular, Muhammad has concentrated on the legal and technical aspects of the dispute between Iran and the Western powers regarding Iran's nuclear energy program. He is a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists, an organization dedicated to making the public aware of the dangers of weapons of mass destruction, as well as polluting the environment.