Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Iran and Saudi Arabia have agreed to prefer peaceful diplomatic process to sort out differences as a result of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s peace overtures.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said Imran Khan met with the Iranian leadership and requested that the region cannot afford any conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia as it will adversely affect the global economy. He said the Iranian leadership said that they are ready for dialogue as well as third-party facilitation to sort out issues peacefully.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Prime Minister Imran Khan conveyed positive sentiments of Iranian leadership, Pakistan’s point of view, and regional situation to Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. He expressed the confidence that now any threat of conflict is fading away.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan has sounded his optimism about possible improvements in the US-Iran ties which have been currently at the lowest ebb after US President Donald Trump announced withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, followed by imposition of pressing sanctions.
The October 11 attack on an Iranian oil tanker in Red Sea waters off the coast of Saudi Arabia stoked further friction in a region rattled by attacks on tankers and oil installations since May and increased fears of war between Riyadh and Tehran.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
13 November, 2019