US punishes Imran Khan for visiting Moscow: Russian Foreign Ministry
Russia says the dissolution of Pakistan’s National Assembly proves shameful US selfish interference in the internal affairs of an independent country.
According to the Russian state news agency Tass, the statement was made to the media on Monday by the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
The Foreign Ministry further said that the decision to dissolve the National Assembly of Pakistan came after Imran Khan’s visit to Russia.
“The United States and its Western allies have put intense pressure on Prime Minister Imran Khan to stop visiting Russia.”
The statement added that “there is no doubt that the United States has decided to punish the ‘disobedient’ Imran Khan in the aftermath of this (visit to Russia).”
“This is another attempt by the United States to interfere in the internal affairs of an independent country for selfish purposes.”
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan himself has repeatedly said that the “conspiracy” against him was carried out with foreign aid and funding.
The US denies once again
On the other hand, the United States has once again rejected the allegations of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and said that it supports the peaceful supremacy of constitutional and democratic principles in Pakistan.
“As you heard last week, we support the supremacy of constitutional and democratic principles in Pakistan,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told a news conference on Tuesday.
“In the case of the whole world, we do not support one political party against another. We adhere to our broader principles, which are based on the rule of law and justice for all under the law. ”
In response to a question about the allegations made by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, the State Department spokesman reiterated his position that “there is no truth in these allegations.”
On the other hand, according to the Indian newspaper Hindustan Times, when asked about the political situation in Pakistan during an interview with Donald Lowe, Assistant Secretary of State for Central and South Asia, during his visit to India, he refrained from answering.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, while addressing his MPs on Sunday, claimed that Donald Trump, Assistant Secretary of State for the US State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, had threatened to change his government. Had given during a meeting with former Ambassador of Pakistan Asad Majeed Khan.
Instead of giving a clear answer to the question asked during the interview in India, Donald Low said, “We are keeping an eye on the situation in Pakistan. We support Pakistan’s constitutional process and the rule of law. ”
When asked if he had told the Pakistani ambassador that the United States would not forgive Pakistan if Imran Khan’s government remained in power, he said, “What did I have to say on this question?” He said.
Opposition parties in Pakistan, on the other hand, have reacted strongly to Imran Khan’s statement, calling the alleged US post a forgery.
“We are monitoring the situation in Pakistan,” said US Ambassador Donald Trump
Imran Khan had said on Sunday that the threatening letter had been endorsed by the National Security Council Committee, which also included members of the security establishment.
Later on Monday, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, former President Asif Ali Zardari, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and PML-N spokesperson Maryam Aurangzeb in their separate statements handed over the minutes of the meeting to the Army spokesperson. Asked to explain in which the military leadership was also present. And on the basis of the same meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan had claimed that the National Security Committee had also confirmed the foreign conspiracy.