ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to visit Iran and Saudi Arabia later this month as part of Islamabad's efforts to defuse the increasing tensions in the Middle East, according to a media report.
Last month on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Khan said that Donald Trump had asked him to mediate with Iran to defuse tensions in the Middle East, though the US president later suggested that it was the Pakistani premier who approached him and nothing was final.
Foreign Office sources reported that Khan is likely to visit Tehran and Riyadh later this month to mediate between Iran and Saudi.
However, the dates are yet to be finalised. Tensions have been brewing between Tehran and Riyadh since the missile attacks on Saudi oil facilities last month.
Both Saudi Arabia and the US have blamed Iran for the drone strikes, claimed by the Houthi rebels. However, Tehran has strongly rebutted the charges.