Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan
Relations between America and Pakistan have deteriorated significantly in recent months. This is the reason why President Joe Biden has not yet called the Prime Minister of the neighboring country, Imran Khan. At the same time, now it has come out in the open that the relationship between the two countries has deteriorated. In fact, a senior US official who visited Islamabad has made it clear to Pakistan that the Biden administration has downgraded bilateral ties.
US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman clarified the new standards of US-Pakistan relations at a public event in Mumbai. It also emphasized that Washington’s deep ties with India would bear no resemblance to Pakistan. Sherman said the visit to Islamabad was for a very specific and narrow purpose. It talked about Afghanistan and the Taliban. “We do not see ourselves forging broader ties with Pakistan and we have no interest in returning to the days between India and Pakistan,” he said.
Pakistan-US relations are tense
Wendy Sherman said, This is not where we are. This is not where we are going. Actually, Sherman was not even received properly in Pakistan. He was to have a planned meeting with Imran Khan, which did not happen. Senior officials of the Pakistan government told the Guardian that diplomatic tensions between the two countries continued, which needed to be resolved. At the same time, Imran is upset that he still hasn’t received a call from Joe Biden. However, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said the talks with Sherman were good. I think he understood Pakistan’s point of view.
Biden is angry with Imran!
Joe Biden has restored his personal relationships with global leaders. After the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan was completed on August 31, the President said that the country would now emphasize regional diplomacy. If seen in this context, it seems that the decision not to call Imran Khan shows Washington’s displeasure over the attitude adopted by the Pakistani Prime Minister towards Afghanistan. Imran supported the occupation of Taliban. At the same time, the US wants Pakistan to maintain international solidarity in preventing the recognition of the Taliban, while pushing for women’s rights and other democratic principles.
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