Russia envoy: Pakistan more dangerous than Iran

A senior Russian diplomat warned the United States on Thursday that the threat from Pakistan if “extremists” or “Islamists” came to power in Islamabad would be far greater than the potential danger from Iran.

Russia says there is no evidence that Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons but says Pakistan is a more likely threat.

“If extremists (Islamists) were to come to power there, than there would be a real threat,” said the diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity at a briefing on US-Russian relations.


He said there had been no direct discussions between Washington and Moscow about the current crisis in Pakistan.

Source: Reuters

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