Iranian defence minister discusses regional situation with Khurram Dastgir

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ISLAMABAD: Iranian Minister for Defence Brigadier General Amir Hatami on Thursday, in a telephone call with Defence Minister Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan, discussed the increasing unrest in the region.

Both the ministers agreed to hold frequent consultations to assess the situation, a statement said.

The Iranian minister termed the recent visit of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa to Tehran as a turning point in defence relations between Pakistan and Iran. Both the ministers also agreed that recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by the United States had violated international understanding and destabilised the Middle East.

Khurram Dastgir said that the ‘Ummah’ must unite in order to resist foreign intervention in Islamic countries and take charge of their own security.