NEW YORK TIMES – The terrorist organization ISIS claimed responsibility for the Pakistani convoy attack announced earlier this morning. The attack on the Pakistani convoy led to the confiscation of a highly dangerous nuclear weapon.
The news was made public through the ISIS affiliated news agency Amaq that announced via its Telegram account that the attack was carried out by “soldiers of the Islamic State.” The statement continued by highlighting the danger this new situation could bring to nationals of states that are part of the coalition fighting the Islamic State.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter as a means to express his opinion on the current situation. In a long thread, President Trump proclaimed that ISIS lost great ground in the Middle East and is seeking attention with the current convoy attack. He concluded with a frank response similar to that of the recent North Korean nuclear crises: “My missile is bigger than yours.”
The Trump administration has expressed with deep concern, stating that it was in close contact with the Pakistani military and intelligence services to ensure that the missile is unable to leave the region.
At a press conference, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Frederica Mogherini, stated the EU’s concern for the current situation in Pakistan and that it will offer any means of assistance to combat the situation. As the whereabouts of the missile remain unknown, the ongoing crisis continues to spark fears throughout the international community.