Yemen conflict: UAE's warning to Pakistan unacceptable and ironic, says Nisar

UAE foreign minister’s said Islamabad's 'ambiguous views' on Yemen conflict will have a heavy price to pay


Web Desk April 12, 2015
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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has condemned the United Arab Emirates statement, warning Pakistan of a "heavy price" over it's 'ambiguous views' of the Yemen offensive, terming  it 'unacceptable' and a 'violation of all diplomatic norms', Express News reported. 

On Saturday, UAE Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash, accused Pakistan of favoring Iran over Gulf countries, terming its decision to remain neutral in the war "dangerous and unexpected".

Read: Yemen conflict: Pakistan's decision is dangerous and unexpected, says UAE foreign minister

Deeming the statement as both ironic and a matter of concern, Nisar observed that the remarks violated all diplomatic norms and internationally-established ethical standards.

The interior minister maintained that the Pakistani nation is aware of its prestige and knows well to restore it.


Unanimous resolution backed govt’s commitment to protect Saudi territory. PHOTO: AFP

Nisar furthered said that Pakistan has brotherly sentiments for Saudi Arabia as well as the UAE but such remarks would not be tolerated and are unacceptable.

Read: Will of parliament: ‘Stay out of Yemen conflict’

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Arab Parliament in the Arab league Ahmad Bin Mohammad Al Jarwan also expressed his is disappointed with Parliament’s verdict of remaining neutral in the war and not providing ground or air support for the war-stricken Arab state.

Read: Yemen conundrum: Nawaz, Erdogan call for joint efforts to tackle unrest

On Friday, a joint session of the Parliament made a unanimous decision not to support the Saudi-led airstrikes, but reiterated that any threat to the sovereignty of Saudi Arabia would be dealt with befittingly.

According to analysts, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to release a statement on the aforementioned statement and defend the country’s recent stance adopted with consensus.

COMMENTS (39)

Waqar.A.Malik | 6 years ago | Reply As a matter of fact we should support Saudi Arabia at this time who had always supported us whenever no one bothered to come forward even.They provided us free of cost oil when world was putting sanctions on us including Iran.everyone knows what support Iran is providing to our secretarian groups..and most of all if we can fight wars shedding our bloods for Americans and British then why not for our Saudi brothers?? we should send our army but demanding full cost for pakistan and relaxations for out workers in gulf and boost our economy.. because Arabs need us at the moment and they would agree whatever we would demand.
The OBSERVER | 6 years ago | Reply Why Pakistan should not support and aid Saudia and GCC? They are always the first when we need help, during flood, drought, earthquake, economic bankruptcy, remittances and etc etc etc etc etc While where could we find Iran in this regard. They gave the evidence to USA for the nuclear cooperation by Pakistan. They donot support Kashmir for Pakistan, They were part of the problem during Karzai government and they supported Rashid Dostom and Northern Alliance who are allergic to Pakistan. They are selling us Natural Gas at rates higher than they are supplying it to former Russian states. They are killing Pakistani citizens within Pakistani borders in the name of security ignoring our sovereignty and we are watching and ignoring it in the name of brotherhood. So Mr. Nisar as always you are stabbing our friends and supporting the enemies within enemies.
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