US agrees with DG ISPR’s statement on ‘threat letter’

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US agrees with DG ISPR's statement

Washington: The United States once again, on Friday, refuted former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s claim of a US-backed conspiracy behind his ouster and agreed with the DG ISPR’s statement regarding the controversial ‘threat letter.’

A day earlier, Pakistan Army’s spokesperson, Major General Babar Iftikhar, held an important press briefing in which he said that the word ‘conspiracy’ was not included in the statement issued after the meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) held last month.

Major General Babar said that he could not discuss the minutes of the NSC meeting due to their confidentiality, but noted that the word “conspiracy” was not used.

“Is there any word such as conspiracy used in it? I think not,” Major General Iftikhar responded to a question during the press briefing.

In response, the US Department of States’ spokesperson, Ned Price, refuted Imran Khan’s allegations today in a regular press briefing and said that the US government agreed with the Pakistani military spokesperson’s statement.

“Our message has been clear and consistent on this that there is no truth whatsoever to allegations that have been put forward.”

“We support the peaceful upholding of the constitutional and democratic principles including respect for human rights.”

Commenting on DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar’s press briefing regarding the denial of conspiracy, the US State Department spokesperson said, “We would agree with it.”

US congratulates PM Shehbaz

On Wednesday, the United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken congratulated Shehbaz Sharif, who was sworn in as the 23rd Prime Minister of Pakistan on Monday.

In a statement issued by the official website, the US Department of State said that Pakistan had been an important partner in wide-ranging mutual interests for nearly 75 years.

“Pakistan has been an important partner on wide-ranging mutual interests for nearly 75 years and we value our relationship.”

Congratulating the newly-elected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Antony Blinken said that the US administration looked forward to continuing their long-standing cooperation with Pakistan’s government.

“The United States congratulates newly-elected Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and we look forward to continuing our long-standing cooperation with Pakistan’s government.”

“The United States views a strong, prosperous, and democratic Pakistan as essential for the interests of both of our countries,” Blinken added.

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