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Pak to demarche US envoy over Biden's statement on nukes: FM

Karachi: US President has expressed doubts over safety of nuclear weapons in Pakistan and whether it would be able to adhere to standards set by International Atomic Energy Agency.

Pak Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on 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 and they meet each and every international standard in accordance with the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) as far as security and safety is concerned,” Bilawal said.
“Pakistan is adamant about ensuring its integrity and safety. Security questions, if any, should be raised on the nuclear weapons of India that recently fired a missile into Pakistani territory by accident.”, according to media reports.
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, Geo news reports.
“This is not only irresponsible and unsafe but raises genuine and serious concerns about the safety of nuclear-capable countries. I am surprised by the remarks of President Biden. I believe this is exactly the sort of misunderstanding that is created when there is a lack of engagement,” the foreign minister said.
“We will make sure our engagements with the US continue in the right direction,” Bilawal said.
Bilawal, however, added that he did not think it was an official function and it wasn’t an address to the parliament or an interview.
However, he warned that at the same time the nation should avoid churning out conspiracy theories.
United States President Joe Biden on 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.
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 at us to figure out how we figure this out, what we do,” he added. (UNI)

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