Pakistan Nuke Sites Secure: Pentagon

By Admin - Wed Aug 12, 12:16 pm

news_Pentagon_231WASHINGTON: The spokesman to US Defense Ministry has declared the Pakistani nuclear weapons as secure and protected in his statement here, lashing out media reports about Taliban attacks on Pakistan nuclear facilities.

Admiral Mike Mullen, the US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Defense Secretary Robert Gates are sure Pakistani nukes are protected, Pentagon spokesman Jeff Morrell said in a statement during press briefing.

To a question, he said it gives US immense pleasure that Pakistan army is taking care of nuclear bases.

Responding to another question, he said US does not believe in doubtful reports of Indian media that Taliban have attacked Pakistan nuclear sites thrice in past.

“Pakistan army can safeguard nuclear weapons”, his statement added maintaining, “Taliban cannot have access to Pakistan’s nuclear armaments as possessed by secure hands.”

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