Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto said he was surprised by Biden’s comments and that a misunderstanding had arisen due to a lack of involvement, Reuters news agency reported.
New Delhi,UPDATED: 15 Oct 2022 17:48 IST
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said questions should be asked about India instead (File)
By Geeta MohanPakistan has subpoenaed US envoy to Islamabad Donald Blome for an official demarche after President Joe Biden said in a speech that Pakistan is “arguably one of the most dangerous countries in the world” because it “has nuclear weapons without any coherence”. US President Biden spoke at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reception Thursday.
“Pakistan is adamant to ensure its integrity and security. If there are any questions to be asked, they should be about India’s nuclear weapons,” said a statement from Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto.
Bilawal Bhutto went on to say he was surprised by Biden’s comments and that a misunderstanding had arisen due to a lack of engagement, Reuters news agency reported.
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US President Joe Biden, speaking at the Democratic Congressional campaign committee reception in Los Angeles, referred to Pakistan as “one of the most dangerous nations”.
“What I think is perhaps one of the most dangerous countries in the world, Pakistan. Nuclear weapons without any coherence,” said a White House statement quoting US President Joe Biden, the ANI news agency reported. Biden talked about US foreign policy towards China and Russia.
The comments come at a time when Pakistani government Shehbaz Sharif is trying to improve ties with the US.
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