There has never been any truth to Imran's foreign conspiracy claims: US.

WASHINGTON -- The United States has asserted that there had never been any truth to former premier Imran Khan's allegations of Washington orchestrating a regime change conspiracy to oust his government and reiterated its resolve not to let 'misinformation' and 'propaganda' come in the way of its bilateral ties with Pakistan.

'As we've previously said, there has - there is not and there has never been a truth to these allegations, but I don't have anything additional to offer,' US State Department spokesperson Vedant Patel said during a press briefing on Wednesday when asked to comment on the PTI's chief's apparent 'backtracking' on the allegations.

Since his removal from public office through a no-confidence vote in April - the first such ouster of any prime minister in Pakistan's history - Imran has been blaming the US and the incumbent dispensation in Islamabad of colluding and conspiring to overthrow his government.

But in a recent interview to Financial Times, he said he no longer 'blamed' the US administration for his removal from power, and that he wanted a 'dignified' relationship between Washington and Islamabad.

'As far as I'm concerned it is over, it's behind me,' he said about the alleged US role in the purported conspiracy.

His remarks were seen by opponents as him backtracking on his allegations but the PTI leadership, including Imran, maintained that his statements were misconstrued...

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