‘US trusts Pak’s ability to protect its nuke weapons’May 12th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): The United States has expressed full faith in the Government of Pakistan after President Asif Ali Zardari assured Washington that Islamabad is fully capable of protecting its nuclear weapons. “We were assured by President Zardari that they have complete command and control of the nuclear weapons in Pakistan. We have full faith and confidence in President Zardari,” US State Department spokesperson Ian Kelly said.
The US State Department also voiced its support for Pakistan’s efforts to get rid of extremism as well as strengthen democratic institutions.
Kelly said the US will also help Islamabad address the humanitarian situation in the wake of the Taliban insurgency and the Pakistan Government’s actions to clear Swat of the Taliban.
“I think that the meetings last week were very productive and we look forward to continuing to help the government of Pakistan in their battle against the extremists and their attempt to establish democratic institutions,” he said. (ANI)
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