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Pompeo phoned Imran, Pakistan spokesperson dismisses the issued statement

The newly elected Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan went in conversation with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, where the latter had called the former to wish him on the formation of his new government.

Following to which, the US released a statement saying that Washington, during the conversation between US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, sought ‘decisive action’ against terrorists operating from Pakistan.

The spokesperson of Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohammad Faisal negated the statement issued by the US.

Faisal also emphasized that there was no mention about terrorists operating in Pakistan during the conversation of Pompeo and Imran Khan.

Faisal’s tweet reads, “Pakistan takes exception to the factually incorrect statement issued by the US State Department on today’s phone call between PM Khan and Sec Pompeo. There was no mention at all in the conversation about terrorists operating in Pakistan. This should be immediately corrected.”

Calling the conversation as a good call, the US State Department spokesperson, Heather Nauert, reiterated that Pompeo had raised the issue of the importance of Islamabad, of taking decisive action against terrorist organizations operating in Pakistan, and added that Washington stands by its readout.

“Secretary Pompeo spoke today with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and wished him success. Secretary Pompeo spoke with Imran Khan and expressed his willingness to work with the new government towards a productive bilateral relationship. They had a good call,” she said at a press briefing, as reported by ANI.