Iran welcomes Pakistan’s mediation in Saudi-Yemen conflict


ISLAMABAD: Iranian Ambassador Mehdi Hoonardoost here on Monday welcomed Pakistan’s mediatory efforts for the peaceful resolution of conflict between Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

Talking to APP here at the National Day reception at Turkish Embassy, the Iranian Ambassador said that the mediation would prove positive to ensure peace in the region. He also welcomed the recent $6.2 billion financial assistance by Saudi Arabia to Pakistan and said that “Iran would always support Pakistan whatsoever is in its best interest”.

He called for the need for tangible efforts by Pakistan government for the recovery of 12 abducted Iranian border guards. He added that a terrorist group Jaishul Adl had claimed the responsibility of abduction.

However, he did not rule out the involvement of a third country into the incident in an effort to upset relations between Pakistan and Iran.