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PM Khan: Pakistan would not use nuclear weapons first, amid tensions with India

Asif Shahzad

SEPTEMBER 2, 2019

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan would not use nuclear weapons first, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday, amid tensions with arch-rival India after New Delhi revoked the special status of its part of the disputed Kashmir region.

“We both are nuclear-armed countries. If these tensions increase, the world could be in danger,” Khan said, addressing members of the Sikh religious community in the eastern city of Lahore. “There will be no first from our side ever,” he said.

The foreign ministry’s spokesman subsequently said on Twitter that the comments were being taken out of context and did not represent a change in Pakistan’s nuclear policy.

“PM was simply reiterating Pakistan’s commitment to peace and the need for both nuclear states to demonstrate responsible behaviour,” spokesman Mohammad Faisal said on his official Twitter account.

Tension remains high in Kashmir, where security forces have used tear gas against stone-throwing protesters and the valley remains under lockdown after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to withdraw special rights for the Muslim-majority state on Aug. 5.

By stripping Indian-controlled Kashmir of its special status, New Delhi blocked the region’s right to frame its own laws and allowed non-residents to buy property there. Delhi said the change would help Kashmir’s development, to the benefit of all, but its move angered many residents of the region and was strongly condemned by Pakistan.

Khan has so far focused on a global diplomatic campaign condemning India’s actions, accusing Modi of committing human rights violations and atrocities in the valley.

He has also said frequently that any misadventure between two nuclear-armed nations could endanger the world.

Muslim-majority Kashmir has long been a flashpoint between India and Pakistan. Both countries rule parts of Kashmir while claiming it in full. Two of the three wars they have fought have been over it.

Also on Monday, Islamabad gave a consular access to an Indian who was given a death sentence for spying by a Pakistani military court, which the International Court of Justice asked Pakistan to review in mid-July.

“Pursuant to the decision of the International Court of Justice, Pakistan provided consular access on 02 September, 2019 to India for Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, Indian spy, serving Indian Naval officer,” a Pakistani foreign office statement said.

The statement said that at India’s request, there was no restriction on the language of communication and the access was recorded, which continued for two hours.

An Indian external affairs ministry statement said “Jadhav appeared to be under extreme pressure to parrot a false narrative to bolster Pakistan’s untenable claims.” It said Delhi would wait for a detailed report to determine the extent of conformity to the ICJ directives.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...-first-amid-tensions-with-india-idUSKCN1VN1P4
 

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Useless rhetoric, everyone knows that after one week of hostilities, everything will be out. This good boy posturing is not going to work. World has economic interest and it will not going to stand on our side. We are alone in this battle.
 

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said his country would neither use nuclear weapons first nor initiate any military action against India in the wake of New Delhi's scrapping of special status to Jammu & Kashmir.




"We both are nuclear-armed countries. If these tensions increase, the world could be in danger," Khan said while addressing the first International Sikh convention, arranged at Governor House in Lahore. "There will be no first from our side ever," he added.




Denouncing the idea of war, Khan said: "I do not believe that war can solve any problem. Whoever thinks that it can is not sensible. He has not read world history. If you solve one problem by waging war, you create four more." "Everyone who has tried to solve problems by waging war has lost, even in victory. It takes years for a country to recover from the losses inflicted by war," he added.




Khan, however, said that he will continue to raise his voice for the residents of J&K. "No one who has any humanity left (in them) can tolerate the current situation in Kashmir. We can never accept that you place eight million people under lockdown for 27 days and cut off all communication. I would have raised my voice even if they (Kashmiris) were non-Muslims," he told the members of the Sikh community.




Khan reiterated that Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh was following a "totalitarian and racist ideology" that was against the teachings of any religion. "The direction in which RSS is taking India has no place for any minority. Whatever is happening with Muslims right now in India will not stop here. If they (the BJP government) are not stopped, they will come after the Dalits; they will one day come after the Sikhs," he said.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com...ndia-says-imran/articleshowprint/70952612.cms

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Just PR to make Pakistan look like the more mature nation between the two. But when push comes to shove, Pakistan will overwhelm india with nukes before india could even get to ready a missile to launch...rest assured.
 

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PM Khan: Pakistan would not use nuclear weapons first, amid tensions with India

Asif Shahzad

SEPTEMBER 2, 2019

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan would not use nuclear weapons first, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday, amid tensions with arch-rival India after New Delhi revoked the special status of its part of the disputed Kashmir region.

“We both are nuclear-armed countries. If these tensions increase, the world could be in danger,” Khan said, addressing members of the Sikh religious community in the eastern city of Lahore. “There will be no first from our side ever,” he said.

The foreign ministry’s spokesman subsequently said on Twitter that the comments were being taken out of context and did not represent a change in Pakistan’s nuclear policy.

“PM was simply reiterating Pakistan’s commitment to peace and the need for both nuclear states to demonstrate responsible behaviour,” spokesman Mohammad Faisal said on his official Twitter account.

Tension remains high in Kashmir, where security forces have used tear gas against stone-throwing protesters and the valley remains under lockdown after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to withdraw special rights for the Muslim-majority state on Aug. 5.

By stripping Indian-controlled Kashmir of its special status, New Delhi blocked the region’s right to frame its own laws and allowed non-residents to buy property there. Delhi said the change would help Kashmir’s development, to the benefit of all, but its move angered many residents of the region and was strongly condemned by Pakistan.

Khan has so far focused on a global diplomatic campaign condemning India’s actions, accusing Modi of committing human rights violations and atrocities in the valley.

He has also said frequently that any misadventure between two nuclear-armed nations could endanger the world.

Muslim-majority Kashmir has long been a flashpoint between India and Pakistan. Both countries rule parts of Kashmir while claiming it in full. Two of the three wars they have fought have been over it.

Also on Monday, Islamabad gave a consular access to an Indian who was given a death sentence for spying by a Pakistani military court, which the International Court of Justice asked Pakistan to review in mid-July.

“Pursuant to the decision of the International Court of Justice, Pakistan provided consular access on 02 September, 2019 to India for Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, Indian spy, serving Indian Naval officer,” a Pakistani foreign office statement said.

The statement said that at India’s request, there was no restriction on the language of communication and the access was recorded, which continued for two hours.

An Indian external affairs ministry statement said “Jadhav appeared to be under extreme pressure to parrot a false narrative to bolster Pakistan’s untenable claims.” It said Delhi would wait for a detailed report to determine the extent of conformity to the ICJ directives.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...-first-amid-tensions-with-india-idUSKCN1VN1P4
twisting of his words ... he never talked about No First Use (NFU) of nuclear weapons but was talking about fascist and racist ideology the Indian Government and RSS are following (start time 12:00) urging the Sikh audience to speak against it as it put all in danger and in reference with current tension with India he said (his exact words at 13:17)

"We will not be the first [to deteriorate the situation], we can not tolerate the current situation in Kashmir, no one can who have humanity"

Following is the complete speech of Imran Khan in the event
 

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What a ******* accidental coward prime minister, it is such a shame to have this coward as prime minister of Pakistan. @BATMAN you are vindicated again.
 
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Just PR to make Pakistan look like the more mature nation between the two. But when push comes to shove, Pakistan will overwhelm india with nukes before india could even get to ready a missile to launch...rest assured.
Nukes are only to be used in the situation where the integrity of Pakistan is under threat (e.g. Islamabad being captured), but since Indians are incapable of waging large-scale war the chances of that happening is very low
 

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