Afrasiabi, who taught political science at Tehran University, argued that the deal would set a new precedent for other states, adding that the deal was a diplomatic blessing for Tehran.  Ali Ashgar Soltanieh, Deputy Director General of Iranian International and Political Affairs, complained that the agreement could undermine the credibility, integrity, and universality of the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Pakistan argues that the safeguard agreement « threatens to increase the chances of a nuclear arms race in the subcontinent. »  Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has proposed to consider his country for such an agreement, and Pakistan has also stated that the same process « should be available as a model for other non-NPT countries. »  July 19, 2010, United States. .