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Pakistan Against NSG & UN Security Council Seat for India
Feb 09, 2015

Peeved at the breakthrough in the India-US nuclear deal, Pakistan said the move for ‘political and economic expediencies’ would have a detrimental impact on deterrence stability in South Asia. Ater US President Barack Obama concluded his recent visit to India, Pakistan PM's advisor on national security and foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz opposed India's bid for membership to the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and a permanent seat in the UN Security Council.

Reacting to the US backing to India's NSG membership bid, Pakistan said, we have also noted the joint statement suggesting that India is ready for NSG membership and other export control regimes.

On Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)

  • Pakistan is opposed to yet another country-specific exemption from NSG rules to grant membership to India, as this would further compound the already fragile strategic stability environment in South Asia, would further undermine the credibility of NSG and weaken the non-proliferation regime.

  • Pakistan said it remains opposed to policies of selectivity and discrimination.

  • Pakistan is not averse to civil nuclear cooperation and NSG membership for non-NPT states provided it is based on the principles of non-discrimination and objective non-proliferation criteria.

  • Pakistan would continue to maintain its constructive engagement with NSG and other export control regimes to build its case for membership.

On UN Security Council

During his India visit, President Obama also reaffirmed his support for a reformed UN Security Council with India as a permanent member.

Pakistan also opposed the idea, saying:

  • A country, in violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions on matters of international peace and security, such as the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, by no means qualifies for a special status in the security council."

  • Along with a large majority of UN member states, Pakistan favours a comprehensive reform of the 15-member Security Council to make the principal organ of the United Nations more representative, democratic, effective, transparent and accountable.

  • Proposals to add new centres of privilege in the Security Council run counter to these collective objectives of Security Council reform; and have no rationale in this age of democracy, inclusiveness and accountability.

  • Pakistan supports a reformed security council that corresponds to the positions and collective interests of all member states, not just a few.

  • Pakistan values its relations with the US and expects it to play a constructive role for strategic stability and balance in South Asia.

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