Clinton fears emergence of nuclear suicide bombers from Pakistan
“We live in fear that they are going to have a coup, that jihadists are going to take over the government, they are going to get access to nuclear weapons, and you will have suicide nuclear bombers. So, this could not be a more threatening scenario,” the New York Times said, quoting Clinton as saying in an audio being hacked from the Democratic Party’s computers.
“Pakistan is running full speed to develop tactical nukes in their continuing hostility with India,” the former Secretary of State told a close-door fundraiser in Virginia in February, the paper reported, citing a 50-minute audio that appeared on the website of The Washington Free Beacon.
During the fund raiser, responding to a question on modernisation of nuclear weapons, Clinton went beyond the question to warn of an emerging nuclear arms race, naming Russia and China as well as Pakistan and India. “This is one of the most dangerous developments imaginable,” she said.
Such remarks from the former secretary of state gains significance in view of an interview of Pakistani Defence Minister Khwaja Muhammad Asif to the local TV channel, in which he has threatened to unleash nukes against India. The US appears to have taken a strong note of Asif’s recent statements on use of nuclear weapons.