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“Pakistan seeks to diffuse tensions between United States and Iran”


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

23rd Jan, 2020. 12:12 pm
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Pakistan seeks to diffuse tensions between United States and Iran, said Ambassador Munir Akram in a debate on Thursday.

According to details he said Pakistan seeks to defuse tensions between the United States and Iran.

Ambassador Munir Akram, permanent representative of Pakistan to the UN, told this 15-member Council on Wednesday.

He spoke in a debate on the Middle East situation.

He said Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi recently visited Tehran, Riyadh and Washington, D.C.,

However The visit that underscored the need for mutual restraint, including recourse to dialogue.

The positive reaction from all sides is encouraging — and perhaps comprises a first step towards broad regional engagement.

Moreover Ambassador Akram told delegates from around the world.“Pakistan will continue to become a partner for peace in the region,”

Pakistan has demanded strict and strong action from United Nations to take on the illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory.

Moreover Pakistan called on UN to respond to the challenges posed by the unilateral moves on the status of Jerusalem.

Although he said  “The United Nations, including the Security Council, have a central role in responding to these challenges.”

Munir Akram said the tragedy of Palestine, at the heart of the turmoil in the region, shows no signs of ending amid Israel’s settlement expansion.

“As illegal Israeli settlements expand into the occupied Palestinian territory.”

“The vision of a two-state solution systematically reduced into a one-state reality.”

“The international community must continue to promote the aim of creating democratic Palestinian State”

Furthermore Pakistani envoy said even as old conflicts fester, new threats have emerged.

In Syria, he said, the establishment of the Constitutional Committee has raised hopes for an inclusive political settlement.

Moreover he said “It must be genuinely supported by Syrian parties and international stakeholders.”

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