Pakistan normalises ties with Iran
SLAMABAD: (Suno News) Pakistan has decided to end tensions with Iran, and approved to restore diplomatic relations with the neighbouring Islamic country.
According to sources, during a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar, Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani briefed the meeting that Iran wanted to end the recent tensions. The cabinet meeting expressed its position that Pakistan did not want strained relations with neighboring countries and did not want deteriorating relations.
It was discussed in the meeting that Iran had taken a wrong step while Pakistan responded accordingly. The federal cabinet has approved the restoration of diplomatic relations with Iran, confirming the decisions of the National Security Committee.
The Pakistani ambassador will soon return to Iran and fulfill his responsibilities. Prior to this, the foreign ministers of Pakistan and Iran had a telephone conversation. The foreign ministers of Pakistan and Iran agreed to continue dialogue indicating a willingness on both the sides to find diplomatic solutions to their differences.
During the telephonic conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Friday, the Pakistani FM conveyed a resolute message outlining the nation’s security red lines.
The telephonic conversation came after Pakistan’s retaliatory airstrikes on “terrorist” hideouts set up inside Iran on Thursday. Pakistan had to retaliate after Tehran’s violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty with an earlier strike in Balochistan.
During today’s talks, FM Jilani stressed a need for restoring diplomatic relations between the two neighboring nations. He expressed the desire to address all outstanding issues with Iran within an atmosphere of mutual trust, seeking resolution and normalization of friendly relations.