After Biden’s ‘dangerous’ comment, State Dept says Pakistan can secure nukes
A few days after US President Joe Biden referred to Pakistan as “one of the most dangerous nations,” the US Department of State issued a statement which seemed to contradict the president’s statement.
Vedant Patel, the deputy spokesperson for the State Department, was quoted by news agency PTI as stating during a briefing that the US has always seen a “secure and prosperous” Pakistan as being crucial to its interests. He stated at the news conference that “(the US) is confident of Pakistan’s commitment and its capacity to secure its nuclear assets.”
After Biden’s comments, the country’s government had pushed back in several ways. After this incident, the ruling government summoned the US envoy. Following the US president’s comments, Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif issued a strong statement calling them “factually incorrect and misleading”.
In reference to China, Russia, and other global issues last week, Biden said: “…And what I think is perhaps one of the most dangerous countries in the world: Pakistan. Nuclear arsenals devoid of cohesiveness
In addition, he stated, “There are great chances for the United States to change the dynamic in the second quarter of the 21st century. So, guys, there’s a lot going on.