Iran accepts Pak mediation to reduce tensions with Saudi Arabia
In an exclusive interview with 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday, Syed Muhammad Ali Hussaini said Iran welcomed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s step, an initiative to mediate between Iran and Saudi Arabia. “We are ready to sit and talk with Saudi Arabia in the kingdom or in Pakistan to remove the misconceptions between the two countries,” Iran’s top diplomat said.
When asked about Kashmir, the Iranian ambassador said Kashmir is like that wound that is still painful and an emblem of the imperialistic era.
“Pakistan and Iran have a long common border and both countries' relations have historical, cultural, literary and geographical commonalities, he said.
The ambassador said there are many countries that cannot see Pak-Iran relations growing and terrorist groups and separatist groups are a common threat to both Iran and Pakistan.
Hussaini said, “We believe that with the efforts of the leaders of both the countries problems and obstacles can be overcome.”
He also announced that Pakistan-Iran 21st Joint Economic Commission and Border Trade Committee will also meet soon.
It is pertinent to note that Iran had appointed Syed Muhammad Ali Hussaini as the new ambassador to Pakistan in October 2019. Muhammad Ali Hussaini earlier served as an envoy of his country to Italy.