Imran Khan was happy on Qassem Soleimani’s death, Trump says

Trump’s claim has been widely contested in Pakistan, especially by the former ruling party, the PTI.

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WASHIGNTON: Former President Donald Trump has claimed that he shared the details of Qassem Soleimani’s death with Imran Khan.

While addressing a crowd of Pakistanis in Texas, he said Imran Khan was the first leader who called him after the Iranian military commander was assassinated.

What Trump said about Irman Khan

While referring to the former premier of Pakistan, Trump said, “They had a Pakistan Khan, he was a great cricket player, he became the head of Pakistan.

He said it was the biggest moment of my (Imran’s) life.” Further explaining what happened, the former US president said Imran Khan said it was the most significant event that ever happened to him.

“When I heard that Soleimani was killed, I left my office. I walked home. I stayed in my home in solitude for one week,” Trump quoted Imran Khan.

Imran Khan met Mr. Trump on Sept 23

Critics say otherwise

Trump’s claim has been widely contested in Pakistan, especially by the former ruling party, the PTI.

Pakistani media said Imran Khan addressed a public rally day after Sulemani was assassinated and he didn’t go in isolation as Trump claimed. 

Sadanand Dhume, a Wall Street Journal columnist, said it was doubtful that Imran Khan expressed joy over the killing of Qassem Sulemani. 

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