LONDON: British Foreign Secretary David Miliband and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton say Pakistan faces a serious threat from terrorism, but the country’s nuclear arsenal is not at risk.
Taliban militants have launched a series of increasingly audacious attacks on military and political targets on Pakistan. On Saturday militants attacked the army headquarters, taking dozens of hostages.
At a news conference Sunday, Miliband said Pakistan faced a “mortal threat,” but there was not a risk of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons falling into terrorist hands.
Clinton said the U.S. had confidence in Pakistani authorities. She said terrorists were “increasingly threatening the authority of the state, but we see no evidence they are going to take over the state.”