Iran Tried to Acquire Nuclear Weapons from Pakistan
Former Pakistan's army chief Gen. Mirza Aslam Beg, recently disclosed to the Associated Press how Iran had approached Pakistan for close to 20 years to obtain conventional arms and then technology for nuclear weapons.
In 1990, while he was Pakistan’s army chief of staff, Iranians visited him to try to acquire nuclear bombs: “They didn't want the technology. They asked: 'Can we have a bomb?' My answer was: By all means you can have it but you must make it yourself. Nobody gave it to us.” Beg added that former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto even told him the Iranians offered more than $4 billion for the technology.
Beg, who believes that Iran has had enough time to build nuclear weapons, received a delegation from the Iranian Embassy in Pakistan last January, seeking advice on how to head off an attack on their nuclear facilities, based on his own experience dealing with India's nuclear threat. His recommendations were to “make it clear that if anything happens to Iran, if anyone attacks it, that Iran's answer will be to hit Israel” and to be ready to “degrade the defense systems of Israel”.