Pakistan can protect its nuclear weapons, says John Kirby

08 Mar, 2016 10:47 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – The US State department spokesperson John Kirby has on Tuesday said that Pakistan can fully protect its nuclear weapons.

The United States renewed its appeal to the Taliban to join peace talks and said Afghan and US forces would have to prepare themselves for the prospect of increased violence in the spring and summer if the insurgent group did not agree to negotiations.

In a news briefing, US State department spokesperson said that United States backed a call by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for the radical Islamists to join talks with the Kabul government.

“They have a choice. Rather than continuing to fight their fellow Afghans and destabilizing their country, they should engage in a peace process and ultimately become a legitimate part of the political system of a sovereign united Afghanistan,” Kirby said.

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