WASHINGTON (AP) - Pakistan s foreign secretary is ruling out sharing atomic weapons with Saudi Arabia as world powers and Iran near a possible nuclear agreement.
Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry says any such speculation is "unfounded and baseless."
He says the nuclear arsenal is solely for Pakistan s national security, and Pakistan won t sell or transfer weapons or advanced technology.
Chaudhry spoke to reporters as he finished a Washington visit Thursday. He was asked about concerns that Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries could seek nuclear capabilities to match Iran s.
Pakistan has long been among the world s greatest proliferation threats, having shared weapons technology with North Korea, Iran and Libya.
But Chaudhry says his country has cracked down hard in recent years.