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Global Powers Anxious after Remarks on Pakistan Nuclear Capabilities

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Arif Ahmadi
Arif Ahmadi
Arif Ahmadi holds a B.A. degree in Journalism. He works as an Editor & Content Writer for Khaama Press.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistan’s nuclear capabilities are now taking center stage and raising concerns among several key world powers after United States President Joe Biden described the country as “one of the most dangerous nations in the world”.

Addressing a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Reception on Thursday, United States President Joe Biden said Pakistan may be “one of the most dangerous nations in the world”.

“… And what I think is maybe one of the most dangerous nations in the world: Pakistan. Nuclear weapons without any cohesion,” he said.

Pakistan’s government, the Taliban, its various outfits in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and other jihadist groups inside Pakistan have created a worry over the nuclear weaponry falling into terrorist hands, reported Global Strat View.




In the past, there have been multiple instances when experts and US Presidents have expressed their concerns over Pakistan’s nukes.

During the time of the Obama administration, a Harvard nuclear expert, Graham Allison, stated, “When you map weapons of mass destruction and terrorism, all roads intersect in Pakistan,” as The Economic Times reported.

He said this while sitting on the US Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism.

Bill Clinton, a former US president, expressed a comparable level of concern over Pakistan’s moves toward nuclear testing. Clinton was concerned that if Islamabad went ahead with its nuclear weaponry, South Asia would pose a geopolitical threat.

General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other senior generals made similar claims.

Pakistan Reaction to Biden’s Remark

Soon after the news circulated around social media, Pakistani former Prime Minister Imran Khan reacted to Joe Biden’s remark, questioning the US president how he obtained such information that proves Pakistan was one of the most dangerous nations in the world.

“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?, he tweeted.

“2. Unlike the US which has been involved in wars across the world, when has Pakistan shown aggression esp post-nuclearisation (sic)?”  

The former PM, who believed the US plotted his ouster, claimed that Biden’s statement showed a “total failure of the imported” government’s foreign policy and its “claims of a reset of relations with the US”.

“Is this the ‘reset’? This government has broken all records for incompetence,” Imran tweeted, adding that he feared the incumbent government would end up compromising national security

Meanwhile, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, in whose administration Pakistan became an atomic power, also weighed in on the matter, saying Pakistan is a responsible nuclear state that is perfectly capable of safeguarding its national interest.

“Pakistan is a responsible nuclear state that is perfectly capable of safeguarding its national interest whilst respecting international law and practices,” he said in a tweet.

“Our nuclear program is in no way a threat to any country,” he exclaimed. “Like all independent states, Pakistan reserves the right to protect its autonomy, sovereign statehood and territorial integrity.”

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