The foreign minister stated, “I have reviewed it with the prime minister and we have called the United States Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome to the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan for a formal coordinated response,” during a press conference in Karachi.
In line with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), “we meet all requirements and every international standard as far as the safety and security of Pakistan’s nuclear assets are concerned.”
The foreign minister continued, “As far as I’m concerned in our neighborhood, if there are any questions as to nuclear safety and security, then those questions should be aimed at our neighbor India who very recently, unknowingly launched a rocket into Pakistani territory.” This was about India’s March 9 accidental missile launch into Pakistan. That is not only reckless and risky, but it also causes real worries about the security of nations with nuclear weapons.
“I am taken aback by President Biden’s comments. I think that precisely this kind of misunderstanding results from a lack of engagement. We have fortunately started a journey of engagement. The State Department, the level of the secretary of state, and the foreign minister of Pakistan recently celebrated the 75th anniversary of our diplomatic cooperation in a most engaging way. I imagine that if this were such a problem, it would have been brought up in that meeting with me,” he continued.
The minister added that there will be enough chances for us to communicate with Americans and clear up any doubts and misunderstandings they may have about the particular topic.
Following remarks by US President Joe Biden that Pakistan may be “one of the most dangerous countries in the world” due to its “nukes without any cohesiveness,” the foreign minister made the announcement on Saturday.
The minister added that the US should be given the chance to defend its stance.
“I don’t think this should have a bad effect on Pakistan and the US. We’ll keep moving forward with the productive interactions we’ve had so far “the PPP leader stated.