COAS meets Iran’s Secretary of Supreme National Security Council

Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday told that he had considered solving the conflicts between Saudi Arabia and Iran a sacred mission.

While addressing to media after having meeting with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, PM Nawaz said, “Pakistan will appoint a focal person for the resolution of the issue and will ask the two countries also designate focal persons.”

He also added that Riyadh and Tehran were aware of the security threats of terrorism and extremism, and the Muslim world needed to be united.

Nawaz said, “Pakistan is proud to have taken up role of a mediator.”

PM and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif arrived in Tehran today on a brief visit in order to solve the conflicts between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

A meeting was also held between COAS and Iran’s Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan amid which the issues of characteristic security were discussed.

COAS General Raheel Shareef in iran

He assisted that terrorism was a global threat that had the probability of destabilizing the region and needed a coordinated and united response.

COAS also met Iran’s Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani who is military adviser to Supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenai too. According the Inter-Service Public Relation (ISPR), the issues related to regional security and stability were discussed in the meeting.

COAS reported that regional security and stability is superior and focused on the need for reestablishing the communication between Iran and Saudi Arabia in order to resolve the conflicts.

 Chief of Army Staff stated: Menace of terrorism can only be addressed through coordinated response.

Earlier in Saudi Arabia, PM Nawaz expressed his deep concerns over the gradually increased tensions between the both nations and called for the removal of differences using peaceful means in larger interest of the Muslim population.

Nawaz Sharif reiterated Pakistan’s consistent policy of promoting brotherhood among all the brother states of Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Amid the meeting, they exchanged their views on several sides of abiding cooperation with Saudi step of ‘formation of the coalition of Islamic countries’ against extremism and terrorism.

After the assassination of leading Shia cleric Nimr al Nimr by Riyadh, Saudi Arabia earlier in this month, the tensions were increased and both nations faced a severe outrage after which Saudi representatives visited Pakistan and requested the leaders to help in resolving the conflicts.

Later, the higher authorities took it as a ‘sacred’ move to resolve the matter between both nations.