Pakistan on Monday admitted one of its defence aircraft flew to North Korea in 2002, but said it only picked up a load of shoulder-fired SA-16 missiles and did not deliver nuclear equipment.
Referring to media speculation that the plane delivered nuclear technology to North Korea in exchange for missiles, Khan said: "This is utter nonsense. I am surprised that this story is peddled again and again after so many denials and
"The C-130 aircraft in July 2002 picked up only shoulder fired SA-16 missiles. Nothing else. Speculation about it should come to an end, because there was no technology and equipment was on board. Nothing of that sort," the spokesman said.
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