Pakistan “one of the most dangerous nations,” according to President Joe Biden. He said this at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Reception in Los Angeles, California, where he criticized China and Russia.
• US President Joe Biden has termed Pakistan “one of the most dangerous nations” in the world, saying it has “nuclear weapons without any cohesion.”
• The comments could be seen as a setback for the government of Shehbaz Sharif’s efforts to improve relations with the US.
• In response to President Biden’s remarks about nuclear weapons, Pakistan summons the US envoy.
• Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also faulted Biden’s remarks, asserting that his country was a responsible nuclear state.
Pakistan Possesses Nuclear Weapons’ without Cohesion’
According to US President Joe Biden, Pakistan is “one of the most dangerous nations in the world,” because it has “nuclear weapons without cohesion.”
At a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Reception in Los Angeles, California, the US President made these remarks in a context about China and Russia.
Biden made remarks about Pakistan while talking about US foreign policy in relation to China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Biden ended by saying that Pakistan was the most dangerous place worldwide.
“This is a man (Xi Jinping) who knows what he wants but faces a lot of issues. How do we handle that? How do we handle this in light of what’s happening in Russia? And in my opinion, one of the most dangerous nations in the world: Pakistan, with its nuclear weapons and lack of unity,” Biden said, according to a White House press release about his remarks at the Democratic Party event.
Biden’s comments could be seen as a setback for the government of Shehbaz Sharif’s efforts to get closer to the US.
Pakistan excluded from the US National Security Strategy.
Biden said at the event that the United States has a lot of opportunities to change the dynamic in the second quarter of the twenty-first century.
“So, folks, a lot is going on. A lot is going on. However,” said the US President, “there are enormous opportunities for the United States to change the dynamic in the second quarter of the 21st century.”
These remarks come two days after the United States released its National Security Strategy. Pakistan is not mentioned in the 48-page document.
Congress told the Biden administration to publish a key policy document on Wednesday. Instead, the document focused on how China and Russia threaten the US.
According to the National Security Strategy, China and Russia, which announced a “no-limits partnership,” are getting closer together but face different problems.
“We will focus on keeping a lasting competitive edge over the PRC while putting limits on a still very dangerous Russia,” the document says.
The policy document says that competition with China is strongest in the Indo-Pacific, but it is also becoming more global.
The US Security Strategy says that the next ten years will be important for competition with China.
Concerning the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the document states that Moscow’s “imperialist foreign policy” led to “a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in an attempt to topple its government and bring it under Russian control.”
Pakistan summons US envoy over Biden’s nuclear remarks.
Pakistan’s foreign minister says the US ambassador has been called in because President Joe Biden said that Pakistan is “one of the most dangerous” nations in the world because it has “nuclear weapons without any cohesion.”
Pakistan’s foreign minister, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, said he was “surprised” by what President Joe Biden said at a news conference in the southern port city of Karachi on Saturday. “I think this is exactly the kind of misunderstanding that happens when people don’t pay attention,” he said.
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that he doesn’t think that calling in the US Ambassador will hurt relations between Islamabad and Washington, DC.
“If there are any questions about the safety of nuclear power, they should be asked of our neighbor India,” Bhutto-Zardari said, referring to the March 9 firing of a supersonic missile into Pakistan by mistake.
The 34-year-old said that he doesn’t think Islamabad’s decision to call Ambassador Donald Blome will hurt its relationship with the US.
“We will continue on the positive trajectory of engagements we have so far,” he said.
Biden’s comments were also faulted by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who said his country was a “responsible nuclear state.”