Pakistan conveys concern over remarks of Iranian Army Chief

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ISLAMABAD: Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan was called to the Foreign Office here Tuesday for conveying Pakistan’s concerns over the reported remarks of the Iranian Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces regarding cross border actions.

The Ambassador Mehdi Honardoost was told that such remarks are against the spirit of brotherly relations existing between the two countries.

Foreign Office pointed out that the frequency of high level exchanges from both sides has strengthened bilateral cooperation, and during the visit of the Iranian Foreign Minister to Islamabad just recently, the two sides had agreed to enhance cooperation on the border issues.

The Iranian side was urged to avoid issuance of such statements, which may vitiate the environment of fraternal relations.

The head of the Iranian armed forces warned Islamabad on Monday that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government did not confront the militants who carried out cross-border attacks.

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