Pakistan has reacted strongly to the allegations and the controversial remarks made by the United States President Joe Biden. Biden, while speaking at a Democratic congressional campaign, had said that Pakistan was one of the most dangerous countries armed with nuclear weapons.
According to a transcript released by the White House, Biden said: “… And what I think is maybe one of the most dangerous nations in the world: Pakistan. Nuclear weapons without any cohesion.”
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto has said that Pakistan would officially summon the US envoy for a demarche over the US President’s controversial remarks pertaining to the country’s nuclear weapons.
Mr Bhutto, while addressing a press conference in Karachi, assured that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal met with all the internationally accepted standards. He implied that the Biden’s anger was misdirected and it should have been directed towards India who inadvertently fired a missile in Pakistan.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan also took to Twitter to announce his displeasure over the statement by Biden and used to further drive home his point that the current government had not mended the ties with the US as claimed by it.
I have 2 Qs on this: 1. On what info has @POTUS reached this unwarranted conclusion on our nuclear capability when, having been PM, I know we have one of the most secure nuclear command & control systems? 2. Unlike the US which has been involved in wars https://t.co/nkIrlekBxQ
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 15, 2022