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US conveys displeasure to Pakistan over its nuclear threat

The official, however, said that he could not reveal the level at which the message was sent. The US official stated that Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif’s assertion that his country could use nuclear weapons against India was a matter of concern. “It is very concerning. It is a serious thing,” the official said

Arnima Dwivedi

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Published on 1 Oct 2016 6:28 AM GMT

US conveys displeasure to Pakistan over its nuclear threat
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Washington DC: The United States has conveyed its displeasure to Pakistan for threatening India of a nuclear warfare. “We have clearly opposed Pakistan for their statement. Repeatedly,” a senior US Department official said on Saturday.

The official, however, said that he could not reveal the level at which the message was sent. The US official stated that Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif’s assertion that his country could use nuclear weapons against India was a matter of concern. “It is very concerning. It is a serious thing,” the official said.

US President Barack Obama and his administration have declared the Pakistani top leadership’s behaviour as ‘irresponsible’.

Pak's nuclear warning:

  • The Pakistan has warned India of the nuclear war twice in last fifteen days.
  • “We will destroy India if it dares to impose war on us,” Asif had said earlier.
  • The Pak Defence Minister had stated that the country has all necessary weapons and was fully prepared to answer any misadventure of India. "We have not made atomic devices to display in a showcase. If such situation arises we will use nuclear weapons and eliminate India,” Asif had said.

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US assures India:

  • The US assured that it is closely monitoring the safety and security of weapons of mass destruction. “The safety of these weapons is always a concern for us. We are always monitoring it, regardless of what they said on this particular occasion,” Deputy State Department Spokesman Mark Toner said.

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Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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