Iran quashes talk of undermining Gwadar port


ISLAMABAD: Expressing its willingness for enhanced bilateral security and economic cooperation with Pakistan, Iran has dismissed suggestions that it is developing the Chabahar port to undermine the Gwadar deep seaport in Balochistan.
“There has been talk that Chabahar and Gwadar ports will compete with each other. This is not true. Iran considers this as a matter of cooperation not competition,” said a top Iranian security official at a joint news conference with Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Wednesday.