Foreign office rejects reports about US pressure to recognise Israel as ‘fabrication’

The Foreign Office (FO) has rejected as “fabrication” reports quoting Prime Minister Imran Khan as saying Pakistan was facing pressure from the United States to recognise Israel in the wake of peace deals between several Arab states and Tel Aviv. A day earlier, a report quoted the premier as saying that pressure to recognise Israel was “extraordinary during the Trump stint”.

“The prime minister had clearly articulated Pakistan’s position that unless a just settlement of the Palestine issue — satisfactory to the Palestinian people — was found, Pakistan could not recognise Israel,” FO spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudri said in a statement on Tuesday.

“The prime minister had stressed that Pakistan’s policy in this regard was rooted in Quaid-i-Azam’s vision,” the FO spokesman said in his statement today.

Source: Dawn