Pompeo’s call to the new prime minister stirs controversy

ISLAMABAD – A phone call is made by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to congratulate the newly elected Prime minister Imran Khan has stirred up controversy.

Washington says that it “increased the importance of Pakistan taking decisive action against all terrorists” are active in the country.

Islamabad said late Thursday “no problem with respect to terrorists in Pakistan” was raised.

The pakistani foreign ministry called the statement as “factually incorrect” and said it wants Washington to the correct statement.

The State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert described the conversation as “good,” and says that the United States remains at his statement.

She says Pompeo expressed willingness to work with Khan in the direction of a productive bilateral relationship.

The U.S. often accuses Pakistan of harboring militants to carry out attacks in neighboring Afghanistan, a charge Islamabad denies, say the criticism is unjustified.

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