Former national security adviser John Bolton claimed that the military withdrawal from Afghanistan could lead to the Taliban getting nuclear weapons from Pakistan. John Bolton served as national security adviser from April 2018 to September 2019 in former President Donald Trump’s administration.
“The Taliban in control of Afghanistan threatens the possibility of terrorists taking control of Pakistan … that means maybe 150 nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorists,” Bolton said in an interview on WABC 770 radio show on Sunday.
“China, which already has a lot of influence in Pakistan, is going to increase its influence and put more pressure on India. This is a big development in that part of the world,” he continued.
Global Defense Corp previously reported that Pakistan has sent its special forces and drones to Afghanistan to support Taliban terrorist fight against NRF in Panjshir Valley. Pakistan also trained Taliban’s special forces “Badri 313”.
Pakistan has long been accused of harboring Taliban terrorist, including Taliban leaders serving the current Afghan government. Pakistan has a strong relationship with Al Qaeda and Pakistan’s intelligence agency, known as the ISI. The Taliban and Haqqani leaders are fully financed and supported by Pakistan’s infamous intelligence agency, known as the ISI.
The Sunni Islamist group was founded by Jalaluddin Haqqani, a top Afghan warlord and insurgent commander during the anti-Soviet war that ran from 1979 to 1989.
Almost 2.2 million Afghan refugees flee the country since Taliban took over Kabul.
But Bolton praised Biden for his nuclear submarine deal with Australia that irked France so much it cancelled a gala and recalled its envoys from the US and Australia.
“It’s a huge step forward for us in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. It’s a real signal to China that we are determined not to let them just run wild,” he said.
“I think the United States must look at China and the threat it poses across the board. They’ve been stealing our intellectual property for decades … They discriminate against foreign companies and investors. They manipulate the World Trade Organization. They are building up their military… And they are very aggressive politically,” Bolton said.
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