US state department reacts to the Cruise Missile test by Pakistan

US state department reacts to the Cruise Missile test by Pakistan
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WASHINGTON : Commenting on the submarine launch of cruise missile Babar-III by Pakistan , the state department said that the US continue to urge all states with nuclear weapons to exercise restraint regarding nuclear and missile capability testing and use.

Answering a question by an Indian journalist in his briefing, John Kirby , state department spokesman said they encourage efforts to promote confidence building and stability with respect to those capabilities.

Pakistan test fired the Cruise missile Babur-III on Monday from a submarine and successfully hit its ground target at least 450 kilometres (km) at distance.

The test of the submarine launched missile has given the country with a credible second nuclear strike capability.

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