Pakistan Warns Against US Bid to Grab Bomb
Arab News reports the Pakistani Foreign Ministry's reaction to the Washington Post story that the US has a "secret plan" to secure that country's nukes should it go belly up.
“If there is any threat to our nuclear assets and sovereignty, we have the capacity to defend ourselves,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Sadiq said.
Separately, a ministry statement said in response to the daily’s report that “suffice it to say that Pakistan possesses adequate retaliatory capacity to defend its strategic assets and sovereignty.”
The ministry strongly denied its weapons were at any risk. “Our strategic assets are as safe as that of any other nuclear weapons state,” it said.
So, who came out ahead of that media exchange? At least the Pakistanis know there's a "secret plan" to grab the nukes and Washington knows that Pakistan has a "secret plan" to defend them. Nothing follows.