Iranian FM holds phone conversation with Pakistani counterpart

Tehran, (UNI) Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian on Wednesday held a phone conversation with his Pakistani counterpart, Jalil Abbas Jilani, and said that Tehran respects Islamabad’s sovereignty, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.

On Tuesday, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) launched ballistic missiles and drones at a base of terrorist group Jaish al-Adl in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan region in retaliation for terrorist attacks on its own territory. This was the first missile strike by the Iranian armed forces on Pakistani territory. Islamabad said that the attack left two children killed and three people injured, condemned Iran’s actions and voiced concerns over Tehran not forewarning Islamabad about the strikes via existing communication channels.

“The foreign ministry of our country expressed satisfaction with the friendly relations between the two countries during the conversation and emphasized the importance of continuing cooperation and close ties between officials of the two countries in various fields. Amirabdollahian emphasized the respect of the Islamic Republic of Iran for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the friendly, brotherly and neighboring country of Pakistan,” the ministry said in a statement, published on its official Telegram channel.

During the conversation, Jilani requested Tehran to provide Islamabad with intelligence about the movement of terrorist groups in Pakistan, the statement read.

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