Iran’s Borders Must Remain Secure: President Rouhani
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday urged Pakistan to do its best to resolve border security problems, stressing that Iran’s borders must remain secure.
He made the remarks on Tuesday in a meeting with Speaker of Pakistan’s National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq, and called on Islamabad to work for improving security inside Pakistan in order to ensure more security in joint borders with Iran.
He said Tehran will cooperate with Paksitan in a joint effort to deal with the issue of terrorism.
Radical groups have launched several terrorist operations against Iran from within the Pakistani soil.
On February 6, five Iranian border guards were abducted in Jakigour region in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan Province and taken to the Pakistani territory.
President Rouhani described such incidents as unacceptable and hoped that improvement of security issues in Pakistan will have deterring effects on extremism and terrorism.
Elsewhere, the chief executive said grounds are set for development of all-out ties between the two countries.
Speaker of Pakistan’s National Assembly, who is in Iran to attend the 9th Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union (IIPU) conference, said relations with Tehran is of great importance to Islamabad.
Sadiq hailed growing relations between the two countries and said Pakistani leaders agree that the bilateral ties should develop further.
He also said that his country is a victim of terrorism, underlining that Islamabad will not allow terrorism to affect Pakistan’s relations with Iran.