The United States of America has distanced itself from Khalilzad’s words against Pakistan. A spokesperson for the State Department has stated that the former diplomat’s thoughts do not represent the views of the Biden administration.
According to a State Department official, Zalmay Khalilzad, a former US representative for Afghanistan, “does not reflect US policy” and talks in his “personal capacity.”
Vedant Patel, the spokesperson, was responding to a query from a reporter for a Pakistani TV channel regarding the idea that his recent tweets concerning the political climate in Pakistan reflect the views of the US administration.
At his daily press conference, Patel clarified the situation by saying, “Mr. Khalilzad is a private individual, and whatever social media activity, comments, or tweets that you would allude to, are done in his private capacity, do not reflect US foreign policy, and he does not speak for this administration.”
The spokeswoman urged all parties to follow the rule of law and enable the people to democratically choose their country’s leadership in line with the constitution and laws when asked about the current turmoil in Pakistan, where death threats were being made.
As a result, he continued, “We have previously made clear that any suggestion of violence, harassment, or intimidation has no place in politics. As we do with our partners around the globe, we encourage all parties in Pakistan to respect the rule of law and permit the people of Pakistan to democratically choose their own government in accordance with their own constitution and laws.