Iran’ FM Zarif likely to visit Pakistan amidst escalating US-Tehran tensions

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Islamabad, May 22: Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is likely to pay an official visit to Pakistan later this month in order to hold consultations with the leadership of Pakistan, as per a senior diplomatic source.

According to Dawn news reports, the Iranian minister’s visit to Islamabad comes in the midst of heightened tensions with the United States.

The source has said Zarif would hold a meeting with military leaders and civilians during his visit to the capital. It also said Zarif would hold discussions related to the regional situation in addition to bilateral issues, particularly border security.

The visit comes a few days after a two-day summit of the organization of Islamic cooperation from May 30 to 31 in Makkah.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia arranged an emergency Arab League summit to address terrorism. Saudi state-run newswire SPA stated crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, also knows as MBS, had invited all Arab members to a meeting which was scheduled to take on May 30 to address the recent “aggression and their consequences”.

Zarif would explain Iran’s perspective over the development in the region to the Pakistani leadership, reportedly.

On Tuesday, during an interview with CNN, the Iranian foreign minister stated the US was “playing a very, very dangerous game” by strengthening its military presence in the region.




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