Official response: Pakistan welcomes breakthrough in Iran N-talks

On Thursday, Iran and the world powers reached an agreement on the framework of a potentially historic nuclear deal


Our Correspondent April 04, 2015
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R) waits to make a statement flanked by German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier (L) and European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne) on April 2, 2015, after Iran nuclear program talks finished with extended sessions. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI:


Pakistan has welcomed the breakthrough in talks over a deal between Iran and world powers.


“Pakistan welcomes the understanding reached between the Islamic Republic of Iran and P5+1,” the Foreign Office said in a statement issued on Saturday.

It said Pakistan has consistently maintained that the Iran nuclear issue should be resolved peacefully through dialogue, adding, “It is our earnest hope that the parties concerned will be able to finalise the comprehensive agreement before the end of June and its implementation will contribute to stability in the region.”

On Thursday, Iran and the world powers reached an agreement on the framework of a potentially historic deal aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear drive after marathon talks in Switzerland. It marks a major breakthrough in a 12-year standoff between Iran and the West, which has long feared Tehran wants to build a nuclear bomb.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 5th, 2015.

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