US objects to Pakistan’s nuclear threats against India

The official who spoke on condition of anonymity, however, would not reveal the level at which the message was conveyed to Pakistan.

By: PTI | Washington | Updated: October 1, 2016 11:02 am
surgical strike, india pakistan, india surgical strike, nuclear threat, pakistan nuclear threat, us pakistan, surgical strikes, pakistan terrorism,india pakistan border, indo pak, indo pak border, india news The statements regarding the nuclear attack raised eyebrows in the Obama Administration and is seen as “irresponsible” behaviour by top Pakistani leadership. (Representational Image). EXPRESS PHOTO BY PRAVEEN KHANNA

The United States has strongly objected to threats of nuclear warfare made by Pakistan against India and has conveyed its displeasure to that country in this regard.  “We made that (American objection on nuclear threat) clear to them (Pakistan). Repeatedly,” a senior State Department official said.

The official who spoke on condition of anonymity, however, would not reveal the level at which the message was conveyed to Pakistan. “It is very concerning. It is a serious thing,” the official said when asked about Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif’s assertions, twice in the last 15 days, that his country could use nuclear weapons against India.

“We will destroy India if it dares to impose war on us,” Asif had told a Pakistani news channel in his latest interview. “Pakistan army is fully prepared to answer any misadventure of India. We have not made atomic device to display in a showcase. If a such a situation arises we will use it (nuclear weapons) and eliminate India,” Asif had said.

The statements raised eyebrows in the Obama Administration and is seen as “irresponsible” behaviour by top Pakistani leadership. In a tacit acknowledgement that it has concerns over the safety of nuclear weapons in Pakistan, the official said the US is closely monitoring the safety and security of those weapons of mass destruction.

“The safety of these weapons is always a concern for us. So we are always monitoring it, regardless of what they said on this particular occasion,” said the State Department official.

Meanwhile, Deputy State Department Spokesman Mark Toner told reporters at his daily news conference that nuclear-capable states have “a very clear responsibility to exercise restraint regarding nuclear weapons and missile capabilities”.

Earlier, US had condemned the attack on Uri in Kashmir and urged Pakistan and India to diffuse tensions. Closer home, China has also urged both countries to cool the tensions.

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    VISWALINGAM
    Oct 1, 2016 at 6:32 am
    STAN SHOULD MIND THAT INDIA IS ALSO CAPABLE OF USING NUCLEAR WEAPON FAR BETTER THAN STAN. IT IS UNWISE OF STAN TO SAY THAT IT IS GOING TO USE THE NUCLEAR . A LEADER MUST HAVE THE SENSE AND DIPLOMACY IN DEALING THE PROBLEMS . THE STATEMENTS FROM STAN SHOWS THAT THE LEADERS OF WHICH, ARE JUST RUFFIANS AND HAVE NO DECENCY ,
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      VISWALINGAM
      Oct 1, 2016 at 6:32 am
      VISWALINGAMlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;STAN SHOULD MIND THAT INDIA IS ALSO CAPABLE OF USING NUCLEAR WEAPON FAR BETTER THAN STAN. IT IS UNWISE OF STAN TO SAY THAT IT IS GOING TO USE THE NUCLEAR . A LEADER MUST HAVE THE SENSE AND DIPLOMACY IN DEALING THE PROBLEMS . THE STATEMENTS FROM STAN SHOWS THAT THE LEADERS OF WHICH, ARE JUST RUFFIANS AND HAVE NO DECENCY ,
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        Anti
        Oct 1, 2016 at 5:42 am
        Who is that senior u ppl always try to make ppl fool
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          cherans
          Oct 1, 2016 at 6:59 am
          Now US, China and stan understand that they can no more blackmail India telling threat of the nuclear weapons from Pak. So India has come out of the web created by the selfish countries. India has shown the world, it can take decision on its own like India used to take military decisions with the support of Russia. Time has changed, actually it is a big news for China particularly.
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            Derrick
            Oct 1, 2016 at 11:34 am
            We ruled India hundreds of years. We'll rule you again. Ha ha ha . Say something hilarious now......
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              K.G.Balakrishnan.Thief.Justice.of.India.Retd
              Oct 1, 2016 at 9:37 am
              When did Pak make nuclear threat? Or was it made up? B/c it never appeared in the press.
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                Jith
                Oct 1, 2016 at 9:55 am
                Excellent most sensible comment! Keep them coming.
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                  Ordinary Indian
                  Oct 1, 2016 at 1:28 pm
                  Jaa Rey pak�stani with fake name ....
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                    khan
                    Oct 1, 2016 at 2:39 pm
                    KIM Bon saidlt;br/gt;I am sorry but Indian people are too stupid to see what's going on. Forget declaring stan terrorist in us parliament . You can't even touch them. Geopolitically , stan is too important . It has two Vito powers on its side . US , even though it has tried to cozy up India in the recent years but you should not forget that all supplies to the US troops in Afghanistan go through stan and since us troops are not going away anytime soon, india should not expect any radical changes in America atude towards stan. China , it's pretty obvious, CPEC. China wants easy access to central Asia and middle east and they would not stop at anything to achieve it......so I am sorry to say , you are pretty much helpless against the atrocities of stan..... it's not stan which is isolated ,it's india
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                      Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                      Oct 1, 2016 at 9:19 am
                      A 5.8 magnitude earthquake just striked India-stan boarder and the tremors felt deep inside Peshawar and Islamabad,---now this is a GODLY surgical strike on PORKISTAN
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                        Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                        Oct 1, 2016 at 8:51 am
                        A another Indian SURGICAL strike will put NAJA-YAZ SHARIFF and his NAPAK in hospital in a non SUGERICAL state..
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                          Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                          Oct 1, 2016 at 6:00 am
                          A another Indian SURGICAL strike will put NAKAM SHARIFF and his NAPAK in hospital in a non SUGERICAL state..
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                            MyTake
                            Oct 2, 2016 at 12:55 am
                            Find a way to impose a nuclear-threat tax on nuclear enabled country!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;stan is banking on its Godfather China!
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                              MyTake
                              Oct 1, 2016 at 8:14 am
                              UN must have rules in place to take action against anyone threatening using nuc lear wea pons!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Blackmailing should not be tolerated, either!
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                                azahn
                                Oct 1, 2016 at 6:29 am
                                put the nuke inside hafis sayad .dawood Ibrahim and masood azar ..
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                                  Adrian Akau
                                  Oct 1, 2016 at 6:03 am
                                  stan may not listen to the advice of the US because the US has already said it "stands with India".
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                                    Ajay G
                                    Oct 1, 2016 at 1:19 pm
                                    Someone wrote in there forums - Sunny Leone preaching celibacy. So aptly fits in this situation. lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt; Only once in history of mankind Nuclear Weapon has been used and we all know who was that country. lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt; Each time there has been war between India and stan, it has heen finally stopped by interference of UNSC. lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt; Till UNSC members are sure that their biggest markets of weapon are not going to be completely wiped out,;they will sit at fence. No sooner they see a threat that Nukes are going to be used, there will be UNSC resolution.
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                                      Muhammad Akmal
                                      Oct 1, 2016 at 3:52 am
                                      USA YOU ARE BLIND. HOW STUPID US OFFICIALS ARE. INDIA IS CREATING ALL THIS MESS YOU BLOODY
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                                        alam
                                        Oct 1, 2016 at 6:53 am
                                        NO GOOD SIGN FOR BOTH THE POOR NATION.lt;br/gt;IS WAR THE SOLUTION FOR COMMON MAN.lt;br/gt;BOTH THE NATION HAS MORE THEN 70 % PEOPLE GLOBALLY CALLED THE POOR CITIZENS. WHY THESE GOVTS ARE NOT FIGHTING AGAINST POVERTY?lt;br/gt;PM MODIJI IS RIGHT AT THIS POINT TO FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY.lt;br/gt;BUT THESE FEW % OF TERRORIST AT REALLY BLACK SPOT ON HUMANITY.
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                                          Virendra Sason
                                          Oct 1, 2016 at 4:43 am
                                          बॉर्डर पर फ़ौज लगाने की आवश्यकता क्यों ?lt;br/gt;पाकिस्तान, भारत के विरुद्ध न्युक्लेअर ऑप्शन सोंच ही नहीं सकता अगर ऐसा करना होता तो पाक बॉर्डर पर 8 लाख सेना ( सेना के रिसर्व ित ) क्यों लगाता। us बेकार की बातें करने में माहिर है।
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                                            amitava ghosh
                                            Oct 1, 2016 at 12:10 pm
                                            Pak is like a stray dog which only can bark but never ever can bite.If these thugs have real courage india gives them open challenge.We dare you to use all your might against india.Pak will get destro if it even dreams of attacking india.Moreover pak has no democratically elected govt.and is ruled by the whims and diktat of terrorist for whom pak is safe haven.
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