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Iran’s Zarif says Riyadh ‘dangerously’ seeking tension

TEHRAN – Days after the Saudi deputy crown prince ruled out dialogue with Tehran, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Saudi Arabia is pursuing a “dangerous policy” in seeking tension with Iran. “We believe that Saudi Arabia is seeking tension,” Zarif told reporters in Tehran on Wednesday. “The …

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Ayatollah Khamenei vows crushing response to enemy

TEHRAN – In comments on Wednesday, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei read the riot act for enemies of the Islamic establishment, vowing to harshly retaliate any possible invasion. “The enemy should know that if they think of invading Iran, they will face a harsh response,” …

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‘Pakistan’s silk road repayments to peak at around $5bn a year’

REUTERS  Pakistan’s debt and other repayments on China’s “Belt and Road” initiative will peak at around $5 billion in 2022, but will be more than offset by transit fees charged on the new transport corridor, says the Pakistan government’s chief economist. China has pledged to invest up to $57bn in …

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Big powers involved in Balochistan conflict: Zehri

QUETTA: Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri has said big powers were involved in the Balochistan conflict and they were responsible for the disturbances and lawlessness. In an interview with a private TV channel, the Chief Minister said that his Government would deal with law breakers and subversive elements with an …

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Pak-Iran border commission formed to work on outstanding issues, Sartaj Aziz says

The prime minister’s adviser on foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, on Wednesday said a Pak-Iran border commission has been formed and will hold its first meeting within a month. He said the commission will comprise four members from each country. Pakistan and Iran had agreed last week to constitute an operational …

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Tehran’s warning against spirit of Pak-Iran brotherly relations, FO tells envoy

The Foreign Office (FO) on Tuesday cautioned Tehran that a warning issued by the Iranian army chief a day earlier was against the “spirit of brotherly relations” between Pakistan and Iran. The FO summoned Iranian Ambassador Mehdi Honardoost to convey Pakistan’s concerns regarding a warning issued by Maj Gen Mohammad …

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