Pakistan Asks International Court to Drop Disarmament Case

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ISLAMABAD — Pakistan urged the International Court of Justice on Thursday to dismiss a case filed by the Marshall Islands, a tiny South Pacific state, to force India, Britain and Pakistan to pursue nuclear disarmament.

Pakistan’s nuclear program is a “matter of its national defense and security which falls exclusively within its domestic jurisdiction and is therefore not to be called into question by any court, including the ICJ,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.