Iran raises objections over General (R) Raheel Sharif leading Islamic Military Alliance

Iran raises objections over General (R) Raheel Sharif leading Islamic Military Alliance
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Iran have witnessed turbulent relations in the past over the bilateral ties between the two neighbour states.

The issue of terrorism in Balochistan has remained as bone of contention between the two states.

The rivalry of Gwadar and Chahbahar Ports had also added fuel to the fire in the past. Recently the issue of Islamic Military Alliance has made relations between the two States at odds yet again.

Iran has informed Pakistan formally about the reservations in the light of issuing a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for appointing General (retd) Raheel Sharif as the head of Islamic military alliance , say sources.

While confirming this stance, Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan in Islamabad Mehdi Honardoost said that it was correct that Pakistan had contacted Iranian officials several times before issuing the NOC but it did not indicate that Iran was satisfied with this decision or it had accepted the same.

He said that Tehran had informed Islamabad that Iran would not become a part of any alliance like the Islamic military alliance nor such kind of offer was extended to it. 

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