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China, Russia, Iran and Turkey condemn alleged US interference against Pakistan

US rejects allegations of meddling in Pakistan’s internal affairs

The four countries China, Russia, Iran and Turkey have supported Pakistan’s stance on the “foreign conspiracy” claimed by its government, condemning US for allegedly interfering in the country’s internal affairs.

On March 27, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced in a rally that there is a grave threat from a “foreign country” to topple his government and that he has received a letter exposing such a conspiracy. On March 31, while speaking live on state TV, PM Khan disclosed the foreign country as America, and later even named the diplomat.

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Soon after, the statements from the international community started pouring in with China being the first. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on March 30 and said that small and medium-sized countries should not become tools or ‘victims’ of the great power game.

While addressing a presser in Islamabad, Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Turkey is Pakistan’s time-tested friend and it always supported Islamabad in difficult times.

The official representative of Russia’s Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova also chimed in recently labeling the alleged US interference in Pakistan’s local politics ‘shameful’. She also said that when the Prime Minister of Pakistan visited Moscow it became evident that the US is going to punish PM Khan for not obeying its orders.

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Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said in a statement that Tehran is closely monitoring the political scenario in Pakistan adding that Tehran wants Pakistan to decide its own future freely.

On the other hand, the US State Department once again rejected Prime Minister Imran Khan’s allegations. US State Department spokesperson Ned Price in his regular briefing rejected the allegation and said, “The US believes in the democratic principle, not only in Pakistan but around the world.”

He also said that there is no truth in these allegations and that the US believes in uploading democratic principles. Price said that Washington does not support any particular party but works with a broader perspective.

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