LONDON-The father of Pakistan's nuclear programme Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan on Friday said that he never sold nuclear technology to Iran, North Korea and Libya. This is the 'Western garbage' that uses the word selling, he added. In a telephonic interview with a UK newspaper The Guardian, he said that confession he made was not of his own free will. It was handed into his hand. He never sold anything to anyone and never got any money. Nobody has proved this and nobody can prove it, he added. To a question that why did he agree to go along with it?. He said:'oh, in the national interest I guess. And the promises of freedom, rehabilitation, all these things which were made'. When asked that is he happy that he went alongwith it, he replied:'no, not now. I was hand-tied. I think it was a mistake. At that time things were not so clear and you couldn't see that people could go back on their words and renege their promises. To a question that does he hold President Pervez Musharraf personally responsible for this, Dr Qadeer said that one person holds the reins, the others follow. There are always self-seekers and sycophants and more lies. This goes on'. To a question that President Musharraf might say that US evidence forced him to act against him, he said that 'the Americans presented to the whole world the proof against Iraq. And you know what it was. And now about Iran, and so it goes on' It's unbelievable that Bush and Colin Powell and Dick Cheney and Condolleezza Rice are bringing lies, lies, lies, bringing photos and false documents. It can happen everywhere, he added. When asked that does he feel any responsibility for the nuclear programmes in North Korea, Libya or Iran, Dr Qadeer said:'No you must have read that the Swiss President destroyed papers that included weapons blueprints.[That shows that] the Western countries have all those blueprints and technology and papers and know-how. So they were supplying to everyone. They were supplying to us, they were supplying to them. The only thing is that they were using the same route as we were using. When asked that which route was that, he said Dubai. It was a free port. We were importing all our things from Dubai and all the other countries were importing from Dubai'. To a question that some people say you were running a 'nuclear supermarket', Time magazine called him a 'merchant of menace'. How does he feel about these terms, he replied: 'I don't care. It doesn't bother me at all. They don't like our God, they don't like our Holy Prophet(PBUH), they don't like our Holy Quran. So how could they like me? I have come to realise that one person writes and everyone picks up and quotes him whether it is true or not. He further said that Western media, who are mostly totally ignorant of the facts here say my house is a huge white villa and I have 43 villas here. I have so many bank accounts. Nobody could ever prove anything. I have a very huge $10m hotel in Timbuktu. You should have gone and seen as it is an eight-room mud brick house where the poor people reside, he added. He said that he never was a rich man and never will be. When asked that the IAEA wants to send its investigators to speak with him and would you speak to them, he said: 'Why should I talk to them? I am under no obligation. We are not signatory to NPT. I have not violated any international laws. So why should I talk to them? even if it were possible, Why should I? This is my internal affair and my country's affair.Why should I talk to them?. To a question that IAEA say they want to make sure no other country can illegally acquire the nuclear bomb, Dr Qadeer said: 'Why don't you talk about Israel, why don't you talk about South Africa. Why did you supply and help South Africa to manufacture six bombs which is a discriminatory approach. That is wrong with us and it should be wrong with them also'. When asked that there's been a lot of speculation that you are keeping an 'insurance policy' documents that shows links between nuclear smuggling and the Pakistani military which is with your daughter in London, he said:'no such thing happened. MI6 has spoken to my daughter, they have been to her house. I did not keep any official paper in my house or anywhere. I know it's an official secret.  When I left I had a few ballpoints and a small table calendar and nothing else'. To a question that what he did for the celebrations to mark 10 years since Pakistan became a nuclear power and how did he feel, Dr Qadeer said: 'I stayed at home. I saw on the TV what was going on, I saw on the newspapers. Some people sent flowers, some people phoned and congratulated'. When asked that how did he feel and what has Pakistan gained from having a bomb, he said: 'two days are important in the history of Pakistan i.e. August 14th, when Pakistan was created, and May 28th, when at least Pakistan got the capacity of protecting itself against aggression and threats and blackmailing. It was a very big day. And since you have been a part of it, you feel proud of being such a historical movement. He said we are living in peace. No attacks from India in the past 36 years. Otherwise, there might have been a war in Kashmir. There might have been a war in Punjab that has given something, some sense of security to the country'. When asked that how he defined Pakistan's relationship with the West as he said in the past that the West was hostile to Islam so what has it done, he replied: 'You know very well that the West never likes any country to be a bit independent, whether it is making a bomb, or whether it is financial position and stuff'. They want to keep them under thumb. It is not giving any threat to anyone. We have to look after our own interests as the Western countries look after their interests, he added. Monitoring Desk adds: Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan has said he felt proud that nation holds him in high esteem after Quaid-i-Azam. In an interview with a private TV channel on Friday, he said he had done everything for the betterment of Pakistan and nation was well aware of the fact that who was patriot and who wasn't. Responding to a question, Dr AQ Khan said people who were opposing Pakistan's nuclear programme, plotted against him. He said it was highly unfortunate that foreign schemers managed to find helping hands from within the country. Dr Khan said he was glad over the fact nation holds him in high esteem. He said he was in the custody of Army. He said people were facing many problems and even flour was not available at economical price. He hoped that his case would soon be settled. He also lauded the role of media.