The President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has claimed that the U.S. government is secretly planning to sabotage Pakistan’s nuclear sites in order to further de-stabilize that country.

During a press conference in Tehran, Ahmadinejad said: “We have precise information that America wants to sabotage the Pakistani nuclear facilities in order to control Pakistan and to weaken the government and people of Pakistan.”

Thereafter, he alleged that Washington would use the United Nations Security Council “and some other international bodies as levers to prepare the ground for a massive presence [in Pakistan] and weaken the national sovereignty of Pakistan.”

Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is of great concern, not only to the U.S., but to India. A worsening of stability in Pakistan would raise the fears of nuclear weapons falling into the hands of extremists.

There have been concerns about the Pakistan military and intelligence’s ability to manage its nuclear program.

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen recently addressed this subject.

I feel confident that Pakistan's nuclear arsenal is safe and well protected, Rasmussen said in late May, but also added, But of course it is a matter of concern and we follow the situation closely.

Pakistan is the only Muslim country on earth with nuclear weapons.

Pakistan and India have both refused to sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as well as other international treaties that limit the development or testing of nuclear weapons.