US dismisses report of American plot to oust Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Sheikh Hasina
Dhaka, Sept 4: The US Embassy here today rubbished a local media report quoting Indian intelligence sources that American agencies hatched a plot to oust Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ruling Awami League.

"There is absolutely no truth to this story," a spokeswoman of the US embassy in Dhaka told the private BDnews24. com, a day after it carried the report titled 'Major US operation to oust Hasina'. The US denial of the report came as spokesperson Monica Shie said the report was "discussed internally".

Shie said Dhaka and Washington DC "enjoy a strong friendship and close cooperation on a wide range of issues including countering violent extremism, building our trade relationship while improving worker safety, and enhancing regional economic engagement".

"We look forward to further broadening and deepening our bilateral relations at our annual Partnership Dialogue, scheduled for October in Washington, DC," she said.

The BDnews said that "Indian intelligence officials say they have unravelled a US-funded move to topple Hasina's government in Bangladesh and "weaken the Left regime in Tripura".


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