Washington: A top US Senator has said that it wouldn’t have been possible for Pakistan to get nuclear weapons without China’s help.
He said that China has a long-standing relationship with Pakistan.
“Pakistan wouldn’t have acquired nuclear weapons if it hadn’t have been for Chinese assistance,” Senator Jim Webb, said yesterday at the Council on Foreign Relations, a Washington-based think tank.
“When Chairman Kerry (John Kerry) left Pakistan recently, as soon as he left, the Prime Minister of Pakistan went to China and said China’s our greatest friend,” Webb said.
The Senator said that the US and the international community should encourage China to take part in solutions in a way that is proportionate to the influence the country has accumulated with its growing economy and sophisticated military.