Islamabad, May 23: Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is expected to visit Islamabad today to brief the Pakistani leadership on the ongoing frictions in the Middle East, between the United States and Turkey, and US-Iran, as per senior diplomatic sources reports on Thursday.
Sources from the foreign ministry were quoted by Pakistan’s Radio which confirmed Zarif, who is on an official two-day visit, is expected to hold meetings with chief of army staff general Qamar Javed Bajwa and Prime Minister Imran Khan, according to ANI news reports.
Pakistani-Iran gan pipeline programme will be among the major issues that are expected to top the dialogues. Islamabad has recently informed Tehran it couldn’t proceed with this project as the US sanctions remain positioned on Iran.
Zarif’s visit comes as Washington has ordered B052 bombers and carries strike warship off the coast of Fujairah in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) to fight an unexplained and alleged threat from Tehran.
The US has deployed maximum amount of its troops in the world’s most disputed waterways, the Persian Gulf, in what the American officials said was a recent reaction to images showing Tehran loading its missiles onto small vessels, as per The Times of Israel reports.
Moreover, the Pentagon has on Friday announced the deployment of a naval warship and a Patriot missile defense battery to the Middle East.
Top Iranian envoys have already travelled to several regional nations, including India, China, Turkmenistan, and Japan and briefed all nation’s top diplomats about Tehran’s commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) which was endorsed by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 2231.