Thursday, April 30, 2009


By CHARLES HURT Post Correspondent

Last updated: 7:18 am
April 30, 2009
Posted: 12:51 am
April 30, 2009

WASHINGTON -- President Obama said last night he's confident Pakistan's nuclear arsenal will not fall into the hands of enemies or terrorists because that country's army understands how dangerous that would be.

"I'm confident that we can make sure that Pakistan's nuclear arsenal is secure," he said in his third prime-time press conference last night. "Primarily, initially, because the Pakistani army, I think, recognizes the hazards of those weapons falling into the wrong hands."

Taliban forces -- aided by elements of Afghan forces, as well as al Qaeda -- have come within about 50 miles of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, in recent days, threatening a critical US ally that possesses as many as 100 nuclear weapons.


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