Iranian FM due to arrive in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is scheduled to arrive in Islamabad this afternoon for holding talks with Pakistani leadership.

The visit comes at a time when the tensions is mounting between Iran and the United States.

The Iranian FM will hold talks with his counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi tomorrow.

“Pakistan is concerned over the grave situation prevailing in the Persian Gulf and during talks with his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister will have a detailed discussion on it,” FO spokesman Dr Muhammad said in his weekly media briefing.

He also stressed the need that the international agreement on Iran must be upheld and misgivings should be removed through negotiations.

Pakistan has offered its services on many occasions for dialogue between the US and Iran to reduce the current tension in their relations, according to the foreign office.

On Kashmir dispute, the spokesperson said there cannot be any change in the status of Kashmir without plebiscite in the territory as per the UNSC resolutions and aspirations of Kashmiri people.

The spokesperson denounced the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir and illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders.

He said India instead of misleading international community on Kashmir dispute should accept ground realities and aspirations of the people of Kashmir.