Ban Ki-moon urges PM Nawaz to play role in resolving Saudi-Iran standoff

Published: February 12, 2016
In this file photo, PM Nawaz Sharif meets UN Secretary General Ban-Ki moon. PHOTO: AFP

In this file photo, PM Nawaz Sharif meets UN Secretary General Ban-Ki moon. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon telephoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday, urging him to play his role in resolving the Saudi-Iran conflict.

According to a statement issued by the PM’s Office, Ban told PM Nawaz that he could play a vital role in normalising ties between the regional rivals as he has “good relations with both [the] countries”.

PM upbeat about Saudi, Iran fence mending

The prime minister was also briefed the UN chief about his recent visits to Riyadh and Tehran, the statement added.

Last month PM Nawaz and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif had visited Saudi Arabia and Iran and met their leaders to defuse tension between the two countries that spiralled after the execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al Nimr in Saudi Arabia.

Reader Comments (3)

  • Feb 12, 2016 - 11:59PM

    He does not know capabilities of Nawas sharif. Pakistan already have so many problems which needs to be solved first by Nawaz SharifRecommend

  • usman778
    Feb 13, 2016 - 1:10AM

    wait a minute… doesn’t this fall into india’s sphere of influence? isn’t she the regional SUPER POWER?

    Ban Ki Moon must have dialed 092 instead of 091Recommend

  • Rahul
    Feb 13, 2016 - 2:47AM

    Ban Ki-moon is as clueless as Nawaz Sharif!Recommend

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