Pakistan disputes USA account of Pompeo-Khan phone call

Kerala floods: After UAE, Imran Khan offers humanitarian assistance – Here’s what he tweets

Kerala floods: Pakistan PM Imran Khan offers assistance

Secretary Pompeo spoke with Imran Khan and expressed his willingness to work with the new government towards a productive bilateral relationship.

The U.S. State Department readout of the call said Pompeo wished Khan success and also asked Khan to take "decisive action against all terrorists operating in Pakistan".

"The impression that has been given in their press release, which mentions terrorists operating in Pakistan, is in contrast with reality".

Pakistan's Foreign Office Spokesman Mohammad Faisal denied in a tweet that the issue of terrorism had been discussed at all.

Foreign Minister thanked Ambassador Hale for his services in Pakistan and congratulated him on in his next assignment as Undersecretary for Political Affairs at the Department of State. He said the statement of US State Department is contrary to the facts and must be rectified immediately.

"They had a good call".

The Pakistani media this week reported that Mr Pompeo is likely to visit Islamabad in the first week of September to hold talks with newly-elected prime minister - Imran Khan. A few days ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had conducted an aerial survey of the flood-hit state and allotted Rs 500 crore for immediate relief in addition to Rs 100 crore earlier.

In his first tweet of the year, Trump said that the United States had "foolishly" given Pakistan $33bn in aid over 15 years.

Pakistan's persistent tensions with the U.S.in recent years have encouraged China to deepen ties with its traditional ally, while Russian Federation is also enhancing and expanding relations with its former rival South Asian country.

"In line with existing policy, the government of India is committed to meeting the requirements for relief and rehabilitation through domestic efforts", the foreign ministry said in a statement last night.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has vowed to improve ties with the US Administration and said Pakistan needs to understand the dynamics of Afghanistan.

The Pakistani foreign minister said Pakistan's "strained ties" with the US have seen highs and lows and that the new government is determined to work to improve the relationship.

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