Pompeo says US averted nuclear war between India, Pakistan

Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo is a likely 2024 presidential contender although early polls show little support for him. – EPA pic, January 24, 2023.

FORMER US secretary of state Mike Pompeo wrote in a book published yesterday that India and Pakistan came close to nuclear war in 2019 and that US intervention prevented escalation.

“I do not think the world properly knows just how close the India-Pakistan rivalry came to spilling over into a nuclear conflagration in February 2019,” the likely future presidential contender wrote in “Never Give an Inch,” his memoir of his time as Donald Trump’s top diplomat and earlier CIA chief.

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