Washington: The US President Barack Obama made a statement regarding the nuclear arsenal of India and Pakistan. In his speech he stated,“India and Pakistan need to make progress in reducing their nuclear arsenal and ensure they do not continually move in the wrong direction while developing military doctrines”.
He also said, "one of the challenges that we're going to have here is that it is very difficult to see huge reductions in our nuclear arsenal unless the United States and Russia, as the two largest possessors of nuclear weapons, are prepared to lead the way,".
Mr Obama, while addressing a press conference at the end of the two-day Nuclear Security Summit, expressed his concerns over the increasing nuclear weapons collection of India and Pakistan and their developing policies regarding the same in the near future.
The US President also stated that, "we have to take a look at the Korean Peninsula because North Korea is in a whole different category and poses the most immediate set of concerns for all of us, one that we are working internationally to focus on."
According to mr. Obama, his concerns regarding the nuclear weapons coolection was one of the core reasons of his trilateral meeting with Korea and Japan. He also added that he has discussed the same with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
Obama's remarks are seen in the context of growing American uneasiness about the rapidly increasing nuclear arsenal of Pakistan.
Last month, US Secretary of State John Kerry had cited the example of America and Russia - working to further reduce their nuclear arsenal - as he urged Pakistan to review its nuclear policy.