Diplomat Says Pakistan Will Retaliate if Israel Attacks Iran
February 5, 2012
A diplomat based in Islamabad said on Sunday that an Israeli attack on Iran would force Pakistan to support a Iranian response, according to the Israeli website Ynetnews.com.
The diplomat did not say if the Pakistani retaliation would be diplomatic or involve a conventional military or nuclear response.
Although estimates of Pakistan’s nuclear stockpile vary, it is believed the Islamic country has between 70 and 90 warheads. In 2000, U.S. military and intelligence sources put the number at 100. In 2007, retired Pakistani Brigadier-General Feroz Khan told a Pakistani newspaper that his country has “about 80 to 120 genuine warheads.”