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Top Pakistan Diplomat Defends Modi Taunt, Decries Death Threat

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WATCH: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Zardari Zardari defended comments he made in which he referred to India’s Modi as the “butcher of Gujarat.”Source: Bloomberg

One of Pakistan’s most high-profile politicians defended comments about Indian leader Narendra Modi that sparked an uproar between the long-feuding neighbors, as rhetoric heats up ahead of national elections coming soon in both countries. 

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari defended comments made last week at the United Nations Security Council in which he referred to Modi as the “butcher of Gujarat” and said the Indian leader’s political party draws inspiration from Adolf Hitler. He was responding to comments from India’s External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, who called Pakistan the epicenter of terrorism.