New Delhi: Hours after spokesperson of Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohammad Faisal, dismissed the readout issued by the US, claiming that there was no mention about terrorists operating in Pakistan during Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and newly elected Pak PM Imran Khan’s conversation, the United States said that it stood by its statement. Also Read - Unexplained Mystery: Thousands of Migratory Birds Found Dead in New Mexico, Scientists Baffled
US State Department spokesperson, Heather Nauert, who issued the statement and reiterated that Pompeo had raised Islamabad’s importance of taking decisive action against terrorist organisations operating in Pakistan. She added that Washington stands by its readout. Also Read - Amid China Snooping, US Govt Charges 5 Chinese Nationals Over Mega Hacking Scheme; Indian Govt Targetted
“Secretary Pompeo spoke today with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and wished him success. Secretary Pompeo spoke with Imran Khan and expressed his willingness to work with the new government towards a productive bilateral relationship. They had a good call,” Nauert said at a press briefing. Also Read - India's NSA Ajit Doval Walks Out of SCO Meet as Pakistan Presents 'Fictitious Map' Showing Jammu and Kashmir as Its Own
Earlier in the day, while taking to micro-blogging site, Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs had tweeted,”Pakistan takes exception to the factually incorrect statement issued by US State Dept on today’s phone call between PM Khan and Sec Pompeo. There was no mention at all in the conversation about terrorists operating in Pakistan. This should be immediately corrected.” As per Pakistan’s Foreign Office, Pompeo, while discussing other issues of interest had only congratulated Imran Khan.