Pakistan made ‘counterproductive’ moves risking nuclear war: Joe Biden

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US Vice President Joe Biden has singled out Pakistan along with Russia and North Korea and others for making "counterproductive" moves that only heightened the risk that nuclear weapons could be used in a regional conflict.

That's why, from the moment President Obama and I took office eight years ago, reducing the threat of a nuclear attack has been a chief national security priority," he said adding that thanks to America's leadership, the international community is newly focused on preventing nuclear terrorism.

"Just last year, in response to two illegal nuclear tests by North Korea, the United Nations Security Council- including China and Russia-unanimously adopted two resolutions imposing the most far-reaching and comprehensive sanctions on North Korea to date," he said and called for enforcing these sanctions to ensure North Korea understands that we will continue to impose costs for their illegal behaviour.

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