WASHINGTON: The United States has once again rejected the allegations levelled by former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan, saying Washington will not let propaganda get in the way of bilateral relationship with Pakistan, on Thursday.
US State Department principal deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel while briefing the newsmen in Washington on Wednesday said that US valued its longstanding cooperation with Pakistan.
Patel said that the United States has always viewed a prosperous and democratic Pakistan as critical to the US interests and that position remained unchanged.
When asked that former prime minister Imran Khan has backed out of his allegations when he (Imran) said he no longer blamed the US administration for removing him from power, Vedant Patel said that as they’ve previously said, there has – there is not and there has never been a truth to these allegations.
He said that they don’t have a position on one political candidate of a party versus another. “We support peaceful upholding of democratic, constitutional, and legal principles. And ultimately, we will not let propaganda, misinformation, and disinformation get in the way of any bilateral relationship, including our valued bilateral partner with Pakistan,” he maintained.
He said that the US valued its longstanding cooperation with Pakistan. It has always viewed a prosperous and democratic Pakistan as critical to their interests not just in the region, but also the world more broadly, the spokesman added.