Nov 30 2006
The Independent reported falsely (as I now know from our treasured reader Clarice Feldman is not uncommon) that Scaramella claimed Litvinenko was involved in nuclear smuggling, which later Scaramella denied happened.
But Scaramella told the AP that he had been misquoted by the newspaper.
“He (Litvinenko) wanted to see me because he knew about smuggling of nuclear material, but as far as I know he was never involved in nuclear smuggling,” he said.
This is supported by Russia itself which says they have no knowledge of smuggling nuclear material by Litvinenko. One would think that if this was a Russian assassination plot they would have, at a minimum, concocted evidence of suspected smuggling to establish an alibi. But here is Russia clearing Litvinenko of any links to smuggling (that they are aware of).