US ready with contingency plans to prevent Pak nukes falling to Taliban: Pentagon

May 21st, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Washington, May 21 (ANI): The United States is ready to take emergency action to prevent Pakistan’s nuclear arsenals falling into the hands of the Taliban.

The United States said that while it is comfortable with the protocols that the Pakistani military has in place to ensure nuclear arsenal security, it also has a contingency plan to thwart challenges from the Taliban.

“I am sure that our planners take whatever requisite action is required to ensure the arsenal in a country that is obviously in the midst of a great deal — that finds itself with a great deal of challenges right now, that they have some visibility on where such weapons are located,” said Pentagon spokesman, Geoff Morrell.

When asked whether U.S. Special Operations forces have an emergency plan in place, Morell said: “The last thing we want is to have the Taliban have access to the nuclear weapons in Pakistan.” (ANI)

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