In a speech on Thursday, American President Statement Joe Biden asserted that Pakistan may be “one of the most dangerous nations” in the world and has nuclear weapons without any cohesion.
Sources told Daily News Publisher that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has asked Ambassador Blome to seek an explanation from the American President Statement.
Islamabad has also informed the US ambassador that Pakistan’s atomic assets are safe.
The development comes after Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif strongly protested against Biden’s remarks.
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said he was surprised by the comments. “As far as the question of the safety and security of Pakistan’s nuclear assets are concerned, we meet all – each and every – international standard in accordance with the IAEA,” he said at a press conference on Saturday.
FM Bilawal Bhutto pointed out that he had discussed American President Statement with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in detail and hoped this incident would not affect Pakistan-US relations negatively.
“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 maintained.
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He further said that Pakistan’s nuclear assets meet each and every international standard in accordance with IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) as far as security and safety is concerned.
Prime Minister Shehbaz also issued a detailed statement in response to Biden’s remarks.
“Pakistan has also consistently demonstrated responsible stewardship of its nuclear-weapons capability, marked by a very strong commitment to global standards, including those of IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) on non-proliferation, safety, and security.”
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