No risk to Pakistans nuclear assets: White House

January 9th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Benazir Bhutto

Lahore, Jan 9 (ANI): The Bush Administration has said it is confident that Pakistans nuclear assets were safe and there is no risk of it falling into the hands of extremists after the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
“At this time, as far as I know, it is the assessment of the intelligence community that Pakistans weapons arsenal is secure,” White House spokesman Scott Stanzel told reporters at Texas.
Stanzel also acknowledged that nuke issue was a major topic of discussion between officials of the US and Pakistan amid fears of further instability in the wake of Benazirs death.
Stanzel went on to say that there “have been discussions” with Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani on “what we” could do to help on the political and security fronts, the Daily Times reported.
The security of Pakistans nuclear assets became a major issue of concern for the international community after the Islamist radicals started targeting various places in that country, especially after Benazirs assassination. (ANI)

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