Pakistan guarding its nuclear establishments effectively: Admiral Mullen

May 17th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, May 17 (ANI): The US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen has said that Pakistan is guarding its nuclear establishments tightly and has taken several security measures for its safety.

Addressing a Congressional hearing here, Admiral Mullen assured the Senators that Pakistan’s nuclear assets were in safe custody.

“I’m comfortable that it is secure. But there are limits on what we know in terms of a lot of the specifics, but I’m comfortable that from what I know of what we actually know and also what they told us, that right now they’re secure,” The News quoted Admiral Mullen, as saying.

Responding to a question about the security of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons by Senator John McCain, Admiral Mullen said Pakistan had put in significant resources and expertise in security force guarding the nuclear weapons.

“So, that’s why, at this point, I’m comfortable. I also have discussed these issues with the military leadership, and certainly received some comfort there,” he added. (ANI)

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