Pakistan, concerned that the United States is planning to further destabilize the nation as a pretext for seizing its nuclear weapons arsenal, has received Russian security guarantees, according to our well-placed Pakistani sources.
A delegation of senior Russian generals recently visited Islamabad and in a secret compact with Pakistan vowed to provide the nation with military support should the United States attempt to launch military action against Pakistan.
Pakistan has also received renewed security guarantees from its traditionally ally China. We have also learned that Pakistan will be invited to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a move that now has the support of both Russia and China. In the past, Russia has been in favor of full membership for India in the anti-NATO organization, while China supported membership for Pakistan. However, Russia now favors membership for both New Delhi and Islamabad.
The Russian military delegation arrived in Islamabad following the recent SCO summit in Almaty, the Kazakhstan capital. Historically, relations between Pakistan and Russia have been cool, owing to Pakistan's support for the Afghan Mujaheddin in its war against the Soviet Union in the 1980s. However, with Washington pursuing more aggressive policies in South Asia, relations between Islamabad and Moscow are growing closer. Pakistan believes that Washington will think twice before launching any major strike on Pakistan's nuclear facilities, lest it result in a wider Asian war that could see Russian and Chinese retaliatory military action against U.S. military assets in the Asian region.