International Politics

“Let No One Have Any Doubt”: Pak PM Hits Back At Biden Over ‘Most Dangerous Nation’ Comment


Hitting back at US President Joe Biden over his recent comments on Pakistan and its nuclear apparatus, the country’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif today said that “Pakistan is a responsible nuclear state” and it is proud that its nuclear assets have best safeguards.

Taking to Twitter, PM Sharif wrote: “Let me reiterate unequivocally: Pakistan is a responsible nuclear state and we are proud that our nuclear assets have the best safeguards as per IAEA requirements. We take these safety measures with the utmost seriousness. Let no one have any doubts.”

Earlier in the day, Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari the U.S. ambassador to the country had been summoned after President Joe Biden said in a speech that Pakistan is “maybe one of the most dangerous nations in the world” as it has “nuclear weapons without any cohesion”, Reuters reported.

He was surprised by Biden’s comments and a misunderstanding was created by a lack of engagement, the Pakistani FM said.

When questioned, Mr Zardari said he didn’t think the decision to summon the U.S. Ambassador will negatively affect relations with the United States.

Earlier, in perhaps the most candid statement made against it, US President Joe Biden described Pakistan as “one of the most dangerous nations” in the world with holds “nuclear weapons without any cohesion.”

The US President made these remarks at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Reception in Los Angeles (California), during which he berated both China and Russia.

The remarks on Pakistan were made while Biden was talking about US foreign policy with regard to China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Biden concluded by saying he considered Pakistan to be the most dangerous country in the world.

“This is a guy (Xi Jinping) who understands what he wants but has an enormous, enormous array of problems. How do we handle that? How do we handle that relative to what’s going on in Russia? And what I think is maybe one of the most dangerous nations in the world: Pakistan. Nuclear weapons without any cohesion,” said Biden, as quoted in a White House press release of his remarks at the Democratic party event.

Biden’s remarks could be seen as a setback to the Shehbaz Sharif government’s bid to improve ties with the US.

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