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Pakistan opposes new India-US nuclear deal

“A country, in violation of UN Security Council resolutions on matters of international peace and security, such as the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, by no means qualifies for a special status in the Security Council,” said Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in a statement here.

Pakistan also warned that operationalization of Indo-US nuclear deal for political and economic expediencies would have a detrimental impact on deterrence stability in South Asia.

Aziz said Pakistan reserves the right to safeguard its national security interests.

He said Pakistan is examining the longer term implications of these agreements for its security.

The Advisor said Pakistan is also opposed to yet another country-specific exemption from Nuclear Suppliers Group rules to grant membership to India.

This would further compound the already fragile strategic stability environment in South Asia, further undermine the credibility of NSG and weaken the non-proliferation regime.

He said Pakistan would continue to maintain its constructive engagement with NSG and other export control regimes to build its case for membership.

Aziz said Pakistan is a leading partner of the international community in counter-terrorism. It also expects the same commitment from others.



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