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The incoming Pakistani government will seek to broaden friendly relations with Iran and reconsider its ties with the US, said the winner of Pakistan’s general elections.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has congratulated Islamabad on successfully holding the Pakistani general elections.
A senior Iranian military official has underlined the need for closer cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad to ensure security and tranquility in the region, particularly the common borders.
Senior Iranian and Pakistani military officials have stressed the importance of strengthening defense and security cooperation to fight common threats in border areas and deal with regional challenges.
President Hassan Rouhani says Iran welcomes the all-out development of its ties with Pakistan, and the two sides must use the extensive capacities available to further enhance the level of bilateral relations and cooperation, especially in the economic sphere.
While Iranian officials maintain that it is unlikely the Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India (TAPI) pipeline project becomes operational, Saudi Arabia has pledged to provide its investment and Taliban militants vowed to secure it.
Iran and Turkey have reached a preliminary agreement to repatriate about 700 Iranian inmates from Turkey, said Mahmoud Abbasi, a Deputy for Human Rights and International Affairs at the Iranian Ministry of Justice.