Bloomberg quotes South Asia Center Distinguished Fellow Shuja Nawaz on Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s meeting with President Obama during his trip to Washington, DC and whether there will be any discussions on a deal to curtail Pakistan’s nuclear program:

Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry was more emphatic, saying “no deal” is being discussed and pledging “to maintain a full-spectrum deterrence capability in order to safeguard our national security, maintain strategic stability and deter any kind of aggression from India.”

The nuclear issue “probably will be discussed, but I don’t think there is any mood in Pakistan to yield on that,” Shuja Nawaz, a distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, said in an interview. “This is a long process. Pakistan is not in a great hurry to stop developing the delivery systems it has.”

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