Pakistan summons US ambassador over Biden’s nuclear remarks

Biden said in a speech that Pakistan has “nuclear weapons without any cohesion.” Pakistan’s foreign minister then issued a formal summons, known as a demarche, to the US ambassador.

Pakistan demanded an explanation Saturday from US Ambassador Donald Blome after US President Joe Biden referred to the South Asian country as being “maybe one of the most dangerous nations in the world.” In a speech Thursday at a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in California, Biden said Pakistan’s nuclear stockpile is “without cohesion.” The White House later published his remarks on its website, igniting a response in Islamabad. Pakistan’s foreign minister, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and former President Asif Ali Zardari, said the US ambassador had been summoned over Biden’s remarks.

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