The US State Department’s spokesperson, Ned Price, said the US concurred with the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General’s (DG) statement from a day prior, in which he refuted claims of a foreign “plot” to destabilize former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government.
In answer to a journalist’s query, a senior US official made this statement during a press briefing.
“Pakistan’s military spokesperson said there was no evidence that the US had threatened or was participating in a plot to destabilize Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government. What are your thoughts on the matter? “The journalist had posed the question.
“It’s something we’d agree on,” Price remarked.
On Thursday, military spokesman Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar tried to clear the air about the alleged foreign conspiracy behind Imran’s ouster, pointing out that the National Security Committee (NSC), which includes army and ISI chiefs, did not use the word “conspiracy” in its statement on the “cable gate,” unlike some political pronouncements by PTI leaders.
The military’s position on the cable, according to Gen Iftikhar, was formed following a thorough assessment by an intelligence agency.
The National Security Council, on the other hand, had stated that the message delivered by a State Department employee amounted to “blatant intervention in Pakistan’s domestic affairs.”