Duncan Hunter's Statement on the Assassination of Benazir Bhutto
Hunter Condemns Bhutto Assassination
Washington DC--Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), ranking Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, today condemned the assassination of former Prime Minister of Pakistan .
"This assassination has further destabilized a precarious political situation which could, at some point, affect the stewardship of Pakistans nuclear arsenal, said Hunter. Pakistans future is closely connected to Americas interests. Pakistans continued cooperation in the border region is a key to US operations in Afghanistan and the safeguarding of their nuclear weapons is an extreme concern for the US and its allies.
Former Prime Minister Bhuttos return to Pakistan offered the opportunity for a stable transition of power. This prospect has now ended tragically. There are no easy answers to the current situation. For now the US must remain vigilant and engaged, especially with military to military communications."