Mar 15, 2019 12:04 Asia/Tehran
  • Iran urges 'peaceful resolution' of Pakistan-India conflict

Iran called for de-escalation and a peaceful resolution of conflict between India and Pakistan.

Iran Press/Iran news: “Today I spoke with Tehmina Janjua, Foreign Secretary of Pakistan over phone,” Deputy Iranian Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi tweeted on Friday. 

“Iran and Pakistan are close neighbors and friends. We agreed to strengthen our cooperation in all fields, including fighting terrorism,” Araghchi added in his Friday post, Iran Press reported.

“Iran calls for de-escalation and peaceful resolution of Pakistan-India conflict,” he stressed.

Tension between the two nuclear neighbors was raised after Indian warplanes carried out an airstrike in Pakistan on what New Delhi said was a militant training camp, in retaliation for a suicide bombing in Kashmir that killed 40 Indian troops on February 14. 

Tensions have been running high between India and Pakistan since the February 14 bomb attack. New Delhi accuses Islamabad of being behind the assault, an allegation the Pakistani government denies.

Islamabad has rejected India's suggestion it was linked to the attack, which it called a matter of "grave concern." 101/202/213


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