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U.S. Denies Khan’s Claim It Wants Him Ousted in Pakistan

  • Pakistan’s prime minister faces no-confidence vote on Sunday
  • Khan has boosted ties with Putin, hasn’t spoken with Biden
Imran Khan on March 27.

Imran Khan on March 27.

Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images

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The U.S. denied claims from Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan that the Biden administration is seeking to oust his government, which seems to have lost its majority in parliament ahead of a no-confidence vote on Sunday. 

In a televised address Thursday night, Khan named the U.S. as the country behind a threatening letter he’s been hyping up after key allies deserted him. He said it’s evidence of an “international conspiracy” to unseat him, even though he has yet to publicly release the document. In separate developments, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said “requisite demarches have been made” and the country’s National Security Committee, which includes top civil and military leaders, termed the alleged interference as “unacceptable.”