Iranian FM says terrorism attempt foiled with Pakistan’s assistance | Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that two attempts at suicide near his country's border with Pakistan last night were thwarted because of the efforts of both countries.
"Last night we had two attempts to attack suicide bombers from the territory of Pakistan to Iran. Both of them were frustrated, and yesterday we had a wonderful cooperation with the Pakistani armed forces to hold it back. We are very pleased with the level of cooperation that exists today, "said Zarif, who is on a visit to Pakistan, the leader of Geo News Hamid Mir on" Capital Maiden. "
Iran's Foreign Minister confirmed his commitment to improving relations between neighboring countries, stressing that Iran will not allow the use of its land for activities against Pakistan. "We had conversations and discussions with our Pakistani friends at the highest level. We provided everything that we had, and we are still ready. We believe that at the highest level in Pakistan there is a clear understanding of the fact that what we have stated publicly will continue. "
Zarif also talked about the attempts of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to improve relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia. "Unfortunately, he [Nawaz Sharif] was not so warmly received in Saudi Arabia on this particular proposal. There was no reception for his proposal. "
Commenting on the Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhava, who was captured by Pakistan in March 2016 when he moved from Iran, Zarif said that the Iranian government provided Pakistan with all the reconnaissance they had
Iran provided any information, and Iran will never allow its territory to be used against Pakistan, Zarif said when asked about the convicted Indian spying Jhadava.
"We know that Pakistan will never take action to harm Iranian interests, and Iran will never take action to harm Pakistan's interests," he said.
Speaking on the issue of the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline, he said that he can hope that the problem will be resolved through negotiations and dialogue.
"We did our part and invested $ 2 billion in the project," he said.
Iran is open to any cooperation with China, Zarif said when asked if China could become part of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline.
As for the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor, Zarif said it is important to develop the infrastructure of projects in this region. He added that the region has suffered, and such projects will benefit the region.
"We believe that these two ports (Chabahar and Gwadar) complement each other and do not compete," he said.
He said that this region was economically deprived, which led to the spread of terrorism.
Zarif said that Pakistan and Iran can play a decisive role in regional stability and progress.
When asked about the rapprochement between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the Iranian diplomat said that there is a list of complaints between the two countries.
"We have always said that the stability of Saudi Arabia in our interests, as well as the stability of the region is in the interests of Iran. We made suggestions for dialogue. Unfortunately, our neighbors always had a feeling that security can be bought. "Security can not be bought," Zarif said further.
. He said that if the Kingdom wants to solve the problems that he faces, then Iran is ready to help, but if he wants to participate in a confrontation policy, then it
Iranian Foreign Minister said that it is necessary to release the Organization of Islamic cooperation (OIC) from political domination by those who are not interested in the goals of the OIC.
Answering a question about the future of a nuclear deal between the US and Iran, Zarif said that the United States can not break the deal or set conditions. "Unfortunately, President Trump was used to unpredictability, and he turned this habit into an unreliable one."
The Foreign Minister added that the United States is behind this nuclear agreement. "If others in the international community believe that the signature of the US president is trustworthy only if this president is in power, I do not think that someone would be interested in reaching an agreement with the United States, because they should be in for 4-8 years.
Meeting with COAS
In addition, on Tuesday, Zarif called on the Chief of Staff of the Army, General Kamara Badju, to headquarter in Rawalpindi.
According to the Public Relations Department (ISPR), the regional security situation and bilateral issues were discussed at the meeting.
The head of the army said that the region will benefit from cooperation with the countries of South Asia, ISPR reports.