KARACHI: PPP Chairman and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari Saturday said Pakistan has decided to summon the US ambassador to the Foreign Office to give him a demarche over President Joe Biden’s statement regarding the country’s nuclear capability.
“We know how to safeguard our nuclear arsenal,” Bilawal said addressing a news conference.
“Pakistan is adamant about ensuring its integrity a safety. If questions are to be raised then they should be over Indian nuclear weapons.”
Bilawal said he had discussed President Biden’s statement with the Prime Minister in detail and hoped this incident would not affect the Pakistan-US relations negatively.
“We will make sure our engagements with the US continue in the right direction,” Bilawal said.
United States President Joe Biden Saturday said Pakistan may be “one of the most dangerous nations in the world” as the country has “nuclear weapons without any cohesion”.
The US president made the comments while addressing a Democratic congressional campaign committee reception on Thursday.
“And what I think is maybe one of the most dangerous nations in the world: Pakistan. Nuclear weapons without any cohesion,” Biden was quoted as saying in a transcript of the address, published on the White House’s website.
Biden’s remarks were made with regard to the changing geopolitical situation globally, as he highlighted that the world was changing rapidly, and countries were rethinking their alliances.
“And the truth of the matter is — I genuinely believe this — that the world is looking to us. Not a joke. Even our enemies are looking to us to figure out how we figure this out, what we do,” he added.
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