Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif responded to US President Joe Biden’s comment on Pakistan’s nuclear arsenals and said that Pakistan is a responsible nuclear state.
On Saturday, Nawaz Sharif wrote on Twitter that “Pakistan is perfectly capable of safeguarding its national interest whilst respecting international law and practices.”
He further mentioned that Pakistan’s nuclear program is in no way a threat to any country.
Pakistan is a responsible nuclear state that is perfectly capable of safeguarding its national interest whilst respecting international law and practices. Our nuclear program is in no way a threat to any country. Like all independent states,
— Nawaz Sharif (@NawazSharifMNS) October 15, 2022
Sharif stated that “Like all independent states, Pakistan reserves the right to protect its autonomy, sovereign statehood, and territorial integrity.”
Former prime minister Imran Khan also reacted to US President Joe Biden’s remarks about Pakistan’s nuclear program saying that Pakistan has the most secure nuclear command and control system.
Earlier, United States President Joe Biden claimed that Pakistan may be “one of the most dangerous countries in the world” and that its nuclear arsenal was “without cohesiveness.”
Biden was speaking at a reception for the Democratic congressional campaign committee on Thursday.
Biden was quoted in a transcript of the speech that was posted on the White House website on Saturday as saying, “… And what I think is maybe one of the most dangerous nations in the world: Pakistan, Nuclear weapons without any cohesion.”