Iran not against any country's involvement in CPEC: envoy

Pakistan and Iran on the same page when it comes to dealing with the menace of terrorism, says Dost

Muhammad Zafar October 04, 2018
Some actors want to disturb relations by carrying cross border attacks, says Dost PHOTO: RADIO PAKISTAN

QUETTA: Tehran's envoy to Islamabad on Thursday said Iran does not oppose the involvement of any country in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as the project is a "game changer" for the region.

“CPEC is a game changer and we do not oppose any country's participation,” said Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Hunar Dost while alluding to reports of Saudi involvement in the project.

Dost also reiterated Tehran's stance of jointly combatting terrorism with Islamabad as both countries are "targets of terrorism".

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The envoy, addressing the media in Quetta, said Pakistan and Iran are on the same page when it comes to dealing with the "menace of terrorism". The Iranian envoy, referring to Pakistan as a strategic partner, said the two countries have many commonalities and enjoy religious and cultural relations.

The Iranian ambassador added that all problems can be resolved through dialogue, and stated that cordial relations between the two neighbours are important for the region

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"Some actors want to disturb relations by carrying out cross-border attacks," the ambassador said and added that foreign powers are taking advantage of the internal divide between Muslim countries and giving rise to instability.

"Pakistan and Iran will present a united front against mutual enemies." the ambassador reaffirmed.




Humza | 3 years ago | Reply @zard: Who cares what Iran does or doesn't think about Saudi investment. When Iran was making Chabahar with Indian investment, they said it will benefit the region and does not threaten Pakistan so why should Pakistan care in the least about what Iran may think?
zard | 3 years ago | Reply Iran isn't part of CPEC and has no money to participate ... so who cares whether they agree/oppose? We going to ask Ireland whether they oppose anyone's involvement in CPEC?
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