Stressing the need for an interactive approach to de-escalate tensions in the region, Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesman said that Islamabad supports engagement with the Islamic Republic of Iran to save the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran PressAsia: Addressing the weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said the best approach would be to engage with Iran.  

“On JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), we believe that negotiated settlement through dialogue was an optimum outcome,” he said.

He went on to say: "We have played a re-conciliator role in the past, and once more, we are ready to play our part to ease tensions." 

In an interview to a Pakistani news channel GNN on November 13, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan said: "If newly-elected US President Joe Biden decides to return to the JCPOA, it would be in Pakistan's interest."

He strongly believed that it would open new opportunities for enhancing trade between Iran and Pakistan if the US comes back to the JCPOA.

Imran Khan, who hosted Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Islamabad on November 10-11 for the fourth time, said it remains to be seen whether Biden will follow Donald Trump's policy or that of Barack Obama and returns to the JCPOA from which Trump withdrew.

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