Los Angeles, California: President of the United States Joe Biden has termed Pakistan as probably “one of the most dangerous nations in the world”, saying that the country’s nuclear weapons lack “cohesion”.
The President made these remarks at a Democratic congressional campaign committee reception on Thursday.
Talking about the changing geopolitical situation globally, Biden said: “One thing that Putin decided — counted on was us splitting NATO. Not a joke. Splitting NATO. And look what’s happening. Look what’s happening in the eastern front of NATO. Look what Poland is doing now. Look what’s happening. And Poland is sticking there. But how about Hungary? What’s happening? Look what’s happened recently in Spain and Italy.”
He said that there was a lot at stake. But, he said, the US had the capacity to lead the world to a place that it’s never been.
“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 — could only kill three, four thousand people and be limited to make a point?” He went on to ask: “Did anybody think we would be in a situation where China is trying to figure out its role relative to Russia and relative to India and relative to Pakistan?”
He said that he had spent more time with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, than any other person in the world.
“I spent over 78 hours’ worth [with President Xi]. Of that, 68 were in person, over the last 10 years.” he went on to say.
He said that there are enormous opportunities for the United States to change the dynamic in the second quarter of the 21st century.