US congratulates new Pakistan PM Sharif

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The United States on Wednesday congratulated Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif after the ousting of Imran Khan, who accused Washington of involvement in a conspiracy to force him from power. Khan was dismissed Sunday after losing a no-confidence vote, and Sharif was elected by Pakistan lawmakers the following day. “The United States congratulates newly elected Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and we look forward to continuing our long-standing cooperation with Pakistan’s government,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement. “The United States views a strong, prosp…

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