Iran-Pakistan could carry collaborated operations against terrorists, says Iran

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Iran-Pakistan could carry collaborated operations against terrorists, says Iran

ISLAMABAD: Iran has announced its readiness to collaborate with Pakistan in fight against terrorism by carrying out joint border operations and putting in place an effective intelligence sharing mechanism.

“As the interior minister and the person responsible for the country’s internal security, I announce that we are prepared to conduct operations in areas where terrorists are present in Pakistan, under the Pakistani side’s supervision and with their permission,” Iran’s Press TV quoted its Interior Minister Abdol-Reza Rahmani-Fazli as saying.

Fazli said such operations would take place “if the need arises, and they (the Pakistani side) would not possess the readiness to operate for any reason.”

He said the two countries could carry out joint border operations and enjoy much intelligence cooperation.

The minister appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in recovery of the abducted Iranian border guards, saying that Pakistan extended good cooperation for release of the abductees.

He said Iranian security and law enforcement organizations, especially the country’s Foreign Ministry actively worked and pursued the recovery, which yielded the required result.

APP

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