Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday reiterated that no militant group will be allowed to operate from within Pakistani soil during his maiden visit to Tehran after both countries hurled accusations at each other following recent attacks in both Iran and Pakistan.
Addressing a joint press conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, PM Imran said that the “entire political spectrum has agreed that no militant group will be allowed to operate from Pakistan”.
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“The decision was made through consensus with the country and not due to external pressure,” he asserted. “Iran has suffered from terrorism as well from groups operating in Pakistan.” he said.
PM Imran added that the security chiefs will sit together to strategies cooperation and expand support in fight against terrorism.
Rouhani emphasized on strengthening bilateral ties between Tehran and Islamabad and said “no third country will be allowed to influence friendly ties between the two” during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s maiden visit to Iran.
The two leaders covered multiple issues in the bilateral dialogue, including border security. “We are expanding our security ties and setting up a joint rapid reaction force to guard common borders,” said the Iranian president. “PM Imran has reiterated that Pakistan will not join any war coalition.”