Islamabad, 14 November (IANS). Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that his government is under pressure to recognize Israel, but Islamabad will never establish relations with the Zionists.
Khan revealed this during an interview with a private television, where he said that after Arab countries including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain recognized Israel, Islamabad was also being asked to recognize Israel. , Which his government has currently rejected.
Khan has said that Israel will not be recognized until the decades-old Palestinian issue is settled.
He made it clear that he had no other idea about recognizing Israel. “I have no other idea about recognizing Israel until the Palestinians are satisfied,” he said.
When Khan was asked to name the countries that have pressured Islamabad to give recognition to Israel, he refrained from answering and kept silence.
He said, there are things that we cannot say. We have a good relationship with them.
Khan reiterated that Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, refused to recognize Israel. He said that Islamabad would continue to support Palestine following the footsteps of Jinnah.
Khan said that Israel has a strong influence in the US and other countries are pressing for recognition of Israel.
He said, the pressure is due to Israel’s deep influence in America.
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