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  1. BHarwana

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    Pakistan army chief may visit Iran: Pak media
    Islamabad, April 4, IRNA – A leading Pakistani newspaper reports that army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa might visit Iran in the coming days to address reservations of Iran over the controversial military alliance.

    [​IMG] The official sources of Pakistan have not confirmed or rejected the news so far.

    Daily ‘Express Tribune’ says Iran has already expressed its reservations over Islamabad’s decision to give the green light to former army chief General Raheel Sharif to lead the military coalition.

    It says Pakistan has traditionally maintained a delicate balance in its relationship with Iran and Saudi Arabia, which have serious differences on Syria and Yemen. Iran believes that the Saudi-led coalition is not meant for fighting terrorism.

    According to Express Tribune, just days before the government issued the green light to Gen Raheel Sharif to join the military coalition as its commander, Iranian ambassador Mehdi Honardoost met Pakistan army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the general gave Honardoost categorical assurance that Islamabad’s decision would not hurt Tehran’s interests.

    Sources with the knowledge of the meeting told ‘Express Tribune’ that Gen Qamar Bajwa assured the Iranian envoy that his country should not be concerned over Pakistan’s decision to join the Saudi alliance.

    The army chief also informed Honardoost that Pakistan ‘values its bilateral ties with Iran’ and joining the alliance would not damage the relationship.

    General Bajwa reiterated that Pakistan Army greatly values historical relationship between the two brotherly countries which 'can never be compromised at any cost'.
    Pakistan has already agreed in principle to join the Saudi-led alliance, but the extent of its cooperation is still not known.

    Officials have said Pakistan has clearly told Saudi Arabia that its participation would be strictly for the purpose of fighting terrorism and that it would not become part of any campaign against any other country, including Iran.

    Opposition parties including the Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf are also skeptical of Gen Raheel’s role in the Saudi alliance.

    Both the parties consider the decision as violation of Pakistan parliament’s resolution passed in April 2015 that called for maintaining the policy of ‘neutrality’, particularly in the ongoing conflict of Yemen.

    http://www.irna.ir/en/News/82481725/
     
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    Would be a good move, Iran needs to be assured that Pakistan's interests are neither anti-Iran, or pro-Saudi. The purpose of this alliance is just to fight terrorism.

    Also, why do people complain that the army runs the foreign policy? When Nawaz is too preoccupied with Panama, and is always too ill to make visits, who else is going to represent Pakistan abroad? We dont even have a foreign minister for goodness sake!
     
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    Very good initiative to promote bond between muslim ummah... :police:
     
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    if it is against terrorism why they didn't invited Iran in it?
    does that mean they consider Iran as goal of this alliance and they want to attack Iran or Iran friends in region?

    Pakistan should know that if they attack Iran interest in region we absolutely respond.
    You can solve problem with inviting Iran in it.
     
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    Pakistan has invited Iran but Iran has refused to join .
     
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    No, this is not true
     
  7. Syed Asif Bukhari

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    as if indiots are angels .

    Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan in an interview with Pak media has categorically refused to join Islamic alliance against terrorism . I can post video of interview if u want .
     
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    please post it. :what:
     
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    Are you talking about state run terrorists in Kashmir Assam in streets of india where State of india terrorist RSS type skunk trying to convert every minority community.
    india is just double faced neighbour who wont stop till they will get hit in same matter like openly supporting either is 1971 state terrorism TTP, BLA or MQM type.
     
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    4:35
     
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    "He (Mehdi Honardoost) said that Tehran had informed Islamabad that Iran would not become a part of any alliance like the 'military alliance' nor such kind of offer was extended to Iran."
    http://www.irna.ir/en/News/82480185/

    Iran had not been invited to join the Alliance but if they had been, they would have refused to join according to Mr.Honardoost.
     
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    Which leading Pakistani paper said that Mr. Bajwa may visit to Iran...???
     
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    Azarakhsh maybe? :undecided:
     
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    it is true bro.
    three condition of Raheel Shareef before joining this Coalition

    - Raheel Sharif would be the commander or in-charge of such a force and there would be no command above him.

    - Iran must be invited and added into the coalition.

    - Raheel Sharif will have the authority to mediate between any two member countries in case of some disagreement or confusion.

    but iran already showed the concern to not join the coalition

    Raheel Sharif's conditions to head coalition accepted by Saudi Arabia

    iran still don't need to worry if iran ever wanna join. it is simple contact with pakistan. pakistan will be happy to let you in islamic Coalition. you should not have shown the concern to not join us at right time.