Reports surfaced on Saturday that Vice President Joe Biden of the United States called Pakistan “one of the most dangerous nations in the world” due to the presence of “nuclear weapons without any cohesion” in the country.
The US president made the remarks on Thursday night at a reception hosted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
I am from Pakistan, a country that I consider to be among the most dangerous in the world. The vice president was quoted as saying, “Nuclear weapons without any cohesion,” in the transcript of the speech posted on the White House website.
Vice President Biden talked about how the world’s politics are changing quickly and how countries are rethinking their partnerships because of this.
The world, I believe with all my heart, is watching us. No kidding. Even our enemies are watching to see how we handle this situation.
But Vice President Biden insisted that the United States must take the lead because “there’s a lot at stake” and the international community needs to go somewhere it has never gone before.
“Did any of you ever think you’d have a Russian leader, since the Cuban Missile Crisis, threatening the use of tactical nuclear weapons that would kill three, four thousand people and be limited to making a point?” he asked.
When asked about China’s position in relation to Russia, India, and Pakistan, Trump said, “Did anybody think we’d be in a situation where China is trying to figure out its role relative to these other countries?”
“I’ve spent more time with [Chinese President] Xi Jinping than any head of state in the world,” Biden said. The Chinese person he was talking to was “a guy who understands what he wants but has an enormous, enormous array of problems,” he said.
How should we deal with that? ” In light of the current situation in Russia, how should we approach this? And what I consider to be one of the world’s riskiest countries: Pakistan. “Nuclear weapons with no coordination,” Biden said.
He also noted that while there was “a lot going on,” “enormous opportunities for the United States to change the dynamic in the second quarter of the 21st century” were highlighted.