Fact Sheet
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
January 29, 2014

The United States is confident that Pakistan is well aware of its responsibilities with respect to nuclear security and has secured its nuclear arsenal accordingly.

We have stated this clearly, including in a Department of State press statement issued September 4, 2013 and in the October 23, 2013 U.S.-Pakistan Joint Statement issued as part of the visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Washington.

Most recently, the Joint Statement issued on January 27, 2014 following the U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue Ministerial stated that “Secretary Kerry expressed confidence in Pakistan’s commitment and dedication to nuclear security and appreciation for Pakistan’s efforts to improve its strategic trade controls. He also recognized that Pakistan is fully engaged with the international community on nuclear safety and security issues.”