New Delhi: Responding to comments made by the Permanent Representative of Pakistan at the United Nations (UN) Tehmina Janjua, during a debate on all Disarmament and International Security agenda items, India said, “Nuclear proliferation linkages active today have clear Pakistan finger-prints.”
“It’s ironic, that a country whose non-proliferation track record is marked by obstructionism seeks to convince international community on self-serving proposals. It’s a matter of record that Pakistan is singularly responsible for blocking the international disarmament agenda and Conference on Disarmament,” Siddhartha Nath, Counsellor, Conference on Disarmament, Geneva said.
“The biggest threat to peace and stability comes from active promotion of terrorism and unbridled expansion of fissile material production and delivery systems for nuclear weapons under shadow of a deeply disturbing and deeply entrenched nexus between state and non-state actors,” India said.
“The International community must stand united against those whose persistent violations increase nuclear threat and proliferation risks,” India said during its address at the UN.
Earlier, Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the Conference on Disarmament, had asserted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s readiness to agree on a bilateral arrangement between Pakistan and India on a nuclear test ban.