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Publish Date: 4:37 - 22 June 2017
TEHRAN, June 22, YJC - Pakistani Ambassador to Iran sif Ali Khan Durrani said Pakistan does not allow use of its soil against any country.

Envoy: Pakistan not to allow use of its soil against any countryTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - He said Pakistan is probing into what happened in Mir-Javeh a few months ago.

“This problem does not refer only to Pakistan. We have taken actions and brought guilty people to justice anytime similar cases to Mir-Javeh had occurred. Iran and Pakistan share 920 kilometers border which is used for human and drug smuggling,” he said.

On April 26, 11 Iranian border guards were killed in clashes near Mirjaveh in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan-and-Baluchestan. The so-called Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack, which was launched from the Pakistani soil.

He further added, “Pakistani government has expressively announced that it does not let use of its soil for terrorist attacks or against any other country. It is so resolute about this issue.”

The Pakistani envoy said his country has dealt with extremists and terrorists with ‘iron fist’. “We have crushed terrorism and destroyed their hideouts in Pakistan.
“Pakistan is resolute to eradicate extremist and terrorist elements in its soil.”

As to Tehran-Islamabad economic relations, he said the volume of bilateral trading between the two sides hit $1.15 billion in 2017 from $900.67 million in 2016, showing 28 percent rise in the level of commercial exchanges between the two countries.

He also said that Pakistan remains impartial regarding certain disagreements between Tehran and Riyadh.

 

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