Pakistan: the solution to "minor problems" with Iran lies in dialogue and diplomacy

Pakistan: the solution to "minor problems" with Iran lies in dialogue and diplomacy

Pakistan's National Security Committee said that the solution to minor problems with Iran lies in dialogue and diplomacy.

In a statement issued by the Prime Minister's office, it is reported that a meeting of the National Security Committee was held in the capital Islamabad under the leadership of Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar, who advises the government on security and international relations.

The statement notes that the participants were informed about political and diplomatic developments affecting the current situation between Iran and Pakistan and its impact on security in the region.

The statement highly appreciates the professional response of the Pakistani army to the unprovoked and illegal violation of the country's sovereignty, and also emphasizes that the security of the Pakistani people is of great importance.

Noting that the participants were informed about the latest situation at the borders and the preparatory work necessary for a comprehensive response to such violations, the statement reads: "The meeting concluded that the two countries can mutually overcome minor riots through dialogue and diplomacy and pave the way for further deepening of their historical relations."

Noting that there are many channels of communication between Pakistan and Iran, the statement notes that Islamabad and Tehran should use these channels of communication to solve each other's security problems in accordance with regional peace and stability.

The statement reaffirms the unwavering determination that Pakistan's sovereignty and territorial integrity are inviolable and sacred, and that the State will respond with all its might to any attempt to violate them under any pretext.

The emphasis is that "the relationship should return to the period before January 16"

On the other hand, Prime Minister Kakar, speaking at a cabinet meeting, noted that Pakistan and Iran have historically maintained fraternal and cooperative relations.

Stressing that it is in the interests of both countries to take steps to return relations between Islamabad and Tehran to the period before January 16, Kakar said: "In this context, Pakistan will welcome and respond to all positive measures from Iran."

Tensions between Iran and Pakistan

On January 16, Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency reported that Jaish al-Adl camps in Pakistan had been targeted by missiles and drones.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan announced that on January 16, Iran launched an airstrike on the Panjgur district in the border province of Balochistan, killing 2 children and injuring 3 girls.

On January 17, the Islamabad administration decided to recall its ambassador to Tehran, informing Tehran that the Iranian ambassador to Islamabad, who was in his country on a visit, may not return for some time.

Earlier yesterday, Pakistan launched a missile attack on a village in the border region of Iran.

The Tehran administration announced that a Pakistani missile strike killed 9 people, including 3 women and 4 children.

Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it had launched a series of coordinated and targeted precision military strikes against "terrorist hideouts" in Iran's Sistan-Baluchistan province, and that a large number of "terrorists" had been killed during the intelligence operation.