PM Khan's shuttle diplomacy: Pakistan claims a big breakthrough in Iran - Saudi Arabia conflict
*ISLAMABAD - Pakistan claims a big breakthrough in averting the Iran - Saudi Arabia conflict in the Gulf Region.*
Pakistan’s diplomatic initiative has successfully prevented threats of an immediate conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Pakistani PM Imran Khan's hectic shuttle diplomacy had reportedly bear fruit and the escalation between the two arch rivals have been reduced.
Pakistan FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi said both Saudi and Iranian leadership agreed to pursue diplomatic options to resolve their disputes.
“Pakistan’s main purpose of diplomatic initiative was to prevent any escalation in tensions. I can say with authority that we have achieved that objective,” he told reporters.
His announcement comes hours after Prime Minister Imran Khan wrapped his visit to Saudi Arabia as part of Islamabad’s efforts to defuse tensions in the Persian Gulf region.
Tensions have been building up in the Middle East following missile strikes targeting Saudi oil facilities on September 14. Riyadh and the Washington blamed Tehran but the Rouhani government denied its role.