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FO denies nuclear sale to Saudi Arabia

Latest Update: June 5, 2015 | 157 Views

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry on Thursday hotly denied Pakistan could sell Saudi Arabia an “off-the-shelf” nuclear weapon, after days of high-level talks in Washington.

After meetings at the White House, Pentagon and State Department, Aizaz Chaudhry described the suggestions Pakistan could sell a weapon as “unfounded, baseless and untrue.”

“PakistanĀ“s nuclear program has nothing to do with any other country,” he told reporters. “This is a deterrence that we develop in response to a threat perception that we have from our east. ThatĀ“s it.”

“Pakistan is not talking to Saudi Arabia on nuclear issues, period.”