Expressing concern over the growing political tension in South Asia, U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has said she fears the possibility of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons coming under the control of jihadists.
In an audio recording that appeared on the website of a conservative publication, the president hopeful Hillary said “this could not be a more threatening scenario,” The New York Times reported.
Hillary was quoted in the media report as saying: “Pakistan is running full speed to develop tactical nukes in their continuing hostility with India.”
“But we live in fear that they’re going to have a coup, that jihadists are going to take over the government, they’re going to get access to nuclear weapons, and you’ll have suicide nuclear bombers. “
While answering a question regarding the emerging nuclear arms race, Hillary said “This is one of the most dangerous developments imaginable,” in a 50-minute audio audio that reportedly hacked from the Democratic Party’s computers.
The recent conflicts between India and Pakistan have now escalated the tension between the neighbours to the worst point in the last decade.
As a response to the deadliest attack on Indian Army base two weeks ago, India on Wednesday conducted a surgical strike against “terrorist launch pads” across the Line of Control in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Following the recent terror attack on Indian Army base, the US slammed Islamabad for cross-border terrorism and also ensured the country’s support to India on its counter-terrorism activities.
Recently, an online White House petition was created asking for Pakistan to be declared as a state sponsor of terrorism.