Imran Khan claimed that the United States was pressuring Israel to recognize it. He said that pressure increased further after the UAE and Bahrain recognized Israel. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Says Under Donald Trump’s Regime The Pressure Has Increased Dramatically
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has claimed that the United States is exerting enormous pressure on his country to recognize Israel. He said that pressure increased further after Arab countries, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, recognized Israel. The Pakistani prime minister said that pressure had increased dramatically under Donald Trump.
The Middle East Eye website claimed this, citing Imran Khan. When asked if a Muslim country had lobbied, Imran replied that there was a lot we could not say. We have a good relationship with them. Imran said Islamabad would never establish a relationship with the “Zionists”, despite immense pressure from the United States.
‘Palestine will continue to support’
Imran Khan has said that Israel will not be recognized until the decades-old Palestinian issue is resolved. He said he had no “hesitation” about recognizing Israel. Imran said: “I have no other idea of recognizing Israel until the Palestinians are satisfied.”
Imran Khan reiterated that the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, refused to recognize Israel. He said Islamabad would continue to support Palestine by following in Jinnah’s footsteps. He said that Israel has a strong influence in the United States and that other countries are pushing for recognition of Israel. He said the pressure was due to Israel’s deep influence in the United States.