ISLAMABAD - Pakistan PM Imran Khan hints at a good news for Iran soon regarding the recovery of kidnapped Iranian guards
Prime Minister Imran Khan said he would soon have “good news” for Iran as he spoke to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani over telephone on Saturday.
Prime Minister Imran’s remarks came after the Iranian president urged him to take “decisive” action against a militant group that claimed a deadly suicide attack in a border area.
A suicide bomber killed 27 members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards in mid-February. Jaish al Adl (Army of Justice) militant group had claimed responsibility for the attack.
“We are awaiting your decisive operations against these terrorists,” Iran’s IRNA news quoted Rouhani as saying during the telephonic conversation with the prime minister.
“We should not allow decades of friendship and fraternity between the two countries to be affected by the actions of small terrorist groups, the source of whose financing and arms is known to both of us,” Rouhani said.
Iran has blamed its regional rival Saudi Arabia and arch-enemies Israel and the United States for the attack and other cross-border raids, an accusation rejected by the countries.
Prime Minister Imran said, “It is in Pakistan’s own interest not to allow our territory to be used by militants.