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‘Pak most dangerous country’

world Updated: Feb 01, 2009 00:27 IST

Identifying Pakistan as the “most dangerous country” in the world, former US Secretary of State Madeline Albright has said that it has everything from nuclear weapons to extremism, which gives “an international migraine”.

“It has nuclear weapons, extremism, poverty, corruption and a very fragile system and is in a very difficult location,” Albright said during a panel discussion on ‘US Relations with the Muslim World’, on Saturday.

The former Secretary of State, who served under the Clinton administration, welcomed the move of new President Barack Obama
to appoint Ambassador Richard Holbrooke as the Special US Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan. This, she said, would help.

However, Albright appreciated the efforts of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to have a better relationship with the United States, particularly when it comes to dealing with issues related to Afghanistan.

Pakistan, said Albright, has “a responsibility that it has to help us fulfill in that region”.

“They have to understand; try to figure out how their military and ISI and everybody can be helpful so that we aren’t in this particular position.”