Pakistan summons US Ambassador Donald Blome after Biden remarks

Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador to the country as he fumed over President Biden’s remarks that it was one of the “most dangerous nations in the world”.

Biden did the digging while discussing Russia’s nuclear war threat during a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reception speech on Thursday.

“I think it may be one of the most dangerous nations in the world: Pakistan. Nuclear weapons without any cohesion,” the president said at the event, which was held at a private Los Angeles home.

Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari summoned US Ambassador Donald Blome over Biden’s comments, which were posted in a transcript on the White House website.

“With regard to the issue of safety and security of Pakistan’s nuclear assets, we comply with all international standards – each and every one – in accordance with the [International Atomic Energy Agency]said Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari at a press conference.

Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari summoned U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome after Biden's remarks on the country at an October 15 event.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari summoned U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome after Biden’s remarks on the country at an October 15 event.
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In recent weeks, Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened to start a nuclear war in his ongoing invasion of Ukraine, which Biden says would trigger a nuclear “Armageddon.” Biden reiterated his belief that Russia’s nuclear risk is the highest since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, which made his comments regarding Pakistan all the more surprising to officials in the country.

Bhutto-Zardari, who recently visited Washington, said the White House had raised no concerns about Pakistan’s nuclear program.

Bhutto-Zardari blamed Biden’s statements on miscommunication and said he didn’t think it would negatively impact Pakistan-US relations because Biden didn’t make them during the meeting. an official event.

US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome was summoned by the Foreign Secretary after Biden's remarks on October 15.
US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome was summoned by the Foreign Secretary after Biden’s remarks on October 15.
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In a statement, Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif called Biden’s remarks factually incorrect and misleading, underscoring Pakistan’s commitment to meeting global nuclear energy standards.

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“Let me repeat unequivocally: Pakistan is a responsible nuclear state and we are proud that our nuclear assets have the best safeguards in line with IAEA requirements. We take these security measures very seriously. Let no one have any doubts, Sharif said on Twitter.

With pole wires