The U.S. and Pakistan are discussing ways to limit Pakistan’s growing nuclear weapons program, people familiar with the discussions said, in talks that are under way as the country’s prime minister plans a visit to Washington next week.
However, the exploratory talks aren’t considered likely to progress very far, officials said, because Pakistan is seen as unwilling to accept limitations on its nuclear program.
A report released in August by the Carnegie Endowment of International Peace and the Stimson Center found that Pakistan is rapidly expanding its nuclear capabilities out of fears of neighboring rival India’s capabilities. The report found that Pakistan is far outpacing India in developing nuclear warheads.
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