ISLAMABAD: As tensions between the USA and Iran are hovering, Iranian Overseas Minister Javad Zarif is about to succeed in Pakistan on a two-day lengthy go to on Thursday (tomorrow).
As per particulars, Overseas Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will host iftar and dinner within the honor of his Iranian counterpart.
Throughout his go to, Zarif is predicted to fulfill Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Military Employees Qamar Javed Bajwa.
The timing of the Iranian official’s go to is extremely important as President Hassan Rouhani, on Tuesday, rejected talks with the USA over current escalation that poses a risk of a struggle between the 2 rival international locations.
It’s pertinent to say that Pakistan has currently despatched a reply to Iran’s February 28 authorized discover over delay in completion of Pakistan Iran Gasoline Pipeline challenge.
Islamabad informed Tehran in writing that there have been obstacles in execution of the Iran-Pakistan fuel pipeline challenge as Iran is beneath United States sanctions regime.
Each the international locations has intensified rhetoric towards one another in current weeks because the US has tightened sanctions on Iran.
President Donald Trump withdrew the USA a yr in the past from a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and international powers, beneath which Tehran curbed its uranium enrichment capability, and achieved aid in sanctions in return.
The US resorted its sanctions on Iran final yr and prolonged them this month, ordering all international locations to halt imports of Iranian oil or face sanctions of their very own. Iran has repeatedly rejected any additional negotiations so long as the USA stays outdoors the nuclear pact, Reuters reported.