'US aid to Pak not being used for nuke facilities'

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Washington, May 19: Addressing the concerns about Pakistan increasing its nuclear capabilities possibly with the help of the US aid that is aimed at helping with the war against Taliban, the Obama administration on Tuesday, May 19 made uit clear that there was no link between the two.

"We shouldn't draw any links between the issues of our assistance package and their nuclear capability," said a State Department spokesperson, Ian Kelly.

On Monday, May 18 the American Congress and media started questioning if Pak was using the financial aid given to help the military offensive against Taliban to expanding their nuke facilities and in turn unintentionally funding this dangerous development.

However, saying that the USD 7.5 billion non-military aid to Pak was for very specific purposes, the spokesperson added "We shouldn't connect these dots..Because this assistance package is for very specific purposes and we're going to work very closely with the government of Pakistan for us to meet our joint goal...Of helping them re-establish stability. I don't see necessarily a connection between the two."

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