US confident Pakistan can get nukes despite Biden controversy: As a result of President Joe Biden‘s alarmism, which prompted Islamabad to call the US ambassador. The US said on Monday that it had faith in Pakistan’s capacity to manage its nuclear weapons.
Vedant Patel, a spokesperson for the State Department, told reporters that “the United States is convinced of Pakistan’s commitment and its capacity to protect its nuclear assets.”
“The US cherishes our long-standing collaboration with Pakistan,” he added. “The US has always seen a safe and prosperous Pakistan as important to US interests.”
On Thursday, at a private Democratic Party event in California, Biden casually mentioned Pakistan’s nuclear program as he began discussing the difficulties confronting China’s President Xi Jinping, a close friend of Pakistan.
According to a White House transcript, Biden said, “And what I believe is maybe one of the most dangerous states in the world: Pakistan. Nuclear weapons without any coherence.”
Pakistan called US Ambassador Donald Blome to tell him it didn’t like that it was the only Islamic country with a nuclear weapon.
Pakistan is a “responsible nuclear state,” according to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who also stated that safety precautions taken “with the greatest seriousness.”
Since Pakistan’s military and intelligence systems have aided Afghanistan’s Taliban, US officials have long privately expressed concern about nuclear safety.
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said Biden’s remarks shouldn’t harm connections since the president wasn’t speaking at an official gathering.
Bhutto Zardari, who just visited Washington, requested further contact, but Biden seemed uninterested in meeting with Pakistani officials.
Patel claims that USAID Administrator Samantha Power and State Department Counselor Derek Chollet visited Pakistan after devastating rains.
He said, “We consider this connection crucial and will continue to strongly involved in it.