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Ex-PM Imran Khan Seeks Balanced Pakistan Ties with US, China

  • Khan has accused Washington of plotting his ouster from office
  • The former cricket star is demanding early national elections
Imran Khan speaks with members of the media at a hospital in Lahore on Nov. 4.

Imran Khan speaks with members of the media at a hospital in Lahore on Nov. 4.

Photographer: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan said he wants to have good relations with the US, a country that he’s blamed for months of colluding with his successor to oust him from office in April. 

“We want good relations with China, Russia and the US,” Khan told his supporters Monday in a video-taped address as they marched to the capital Islamabad to pressure the government to hold snap elections. “I have been saying this for the last 26 years, that we want to befriend everyone but don’t want to be enslaved by anyone.”