KARACHI: The US State Department spokesperson has denied the impression that Iran was supporting the militant Islamic State (IS) group in carrying out attacks in Pakistan.

During the daily press briefing on Thursday, Matthew Miller was asked if the US has any information about Iran supporting IS in Pakistan to carry out the recent terrorist attacks.

“...I do not have information to suggest that,” replied Mr Miller, who also denied the impression that the Biden administration’s actions have emboldened Iran.

When asked about ex-PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s claim that the current government came to power on the back of a “stolen mandate,” the spokesperson said that decisions about Pakistan are for the people and the government to make.

Published in Dawn, April 13th, 2024

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