US to Pak: Nuclear states must employ restraint

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US had a direct message for Pak following the threats provided by Pakistan to use nuclear weapons against India. US told Pak to exercise restraint on the use of Nuclear weapons.

US State Department deputy spokesperson Mark Toner on Friday said that “I mean, in terms – so just to answer your question about some of the rhetoric from the Pakistani government and the possibility of using nukes or nuclear weapons, I would just say nuclear-capable states have a very clear responsibility to exercise restraint regarding nuclear weapons and missile capabilities.”
“And that’s my message publicly and that’s certainly our message directly to the Pakistani authorities,” he added.

Toner’s remarks come after Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif narrated that Pak will not hesitate in using tactical devices against India if its safety was at stake.

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“We have not developed devices (nuclear weapons) for as item of showpiece, if there will be a requirement, we will destroy them,” Khwaja told Pakistani TV channel Samaa.

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton also expressed her concern regarding Pakistan resorting to the nuclear mode.

“Pakistan is running full speed to develop tactical nukes in their continuing hostility with India,” Clinton was quoted as saying at a party fund-raiser event in Virginia in February.

Indian Army on Wednesday carried out a surgical operation across LOC in POK and killed 38 terrorists who were ready to infiltrate with no Indian casualties.

Read More: India avenged Uri: All you need to know about India’s surgical strike

This happened following the Uri attack which left 20 soldiers dead. India has accused Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed for the attack.

India also boycotted the SAARC summit and decided not to participate in the summit which was to be held in Islamabad in November. The summit has been canceled.

Read More: Setback for Pak, SAARC summit postponed as four countries back out

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