United States President Joe Biden has said Pakistan is “one of the most dangerous nations in the world” as it has “nuclear weapons without cohesion”.
He made the remarks while addressing a Democratic Party congressional campaign committee reception on October 13, 2022, according to PTI.
“… And what I think is maybe one of the most dangerous nations in the world: Pakistan. Nuclear weapons without any cohesion,” the report quoted Biden as saying.
The US president’s remarks at the reception of the governing party were made in the context of the changing geopolitical situation globally.
The West has expressed concern over the safety and security of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons. Many in the West are worried that Pakistan’s nuclear weapons could fall into the wrong hands.
In his speech, Biden said the world was changing rapidly and countries were rethinking their alliances, the news agency reported.
“And the truth of the matter is — I genuinely believe this — that the world is looking to us. Not a joke. Even our enemies are looking to us to figure out how we figure this out, what we do.” There was a lot at stake, Biden said, emphasizing that the US had the capacity to lead the world to a place it had never been before.
“Did any of you ever think you’d have a Russian leader, since the Cuban Missile Crisis, threatening the use of tactical nuclear weapons that would — could only kill three, four thousand people and be limited to make a point?.
In a televised speech in September, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would “certainly use all the means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people.” He added that he was not bluffing.
“Did anybody think we’d be in a situation where China is trying to figure out its role relative to Russia and relative to India and relative to Pakistan?” Talking about his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, the U.S. president termed him as a man who knew what he wanted but had an “enormous” array of problems.