Pak Defense official: Iran able to mediate between Pakistan-India


The official, talking to IRNA on condition of anonymity, said, ‘Pakistan Defense Minister Khawaja Asif is to visit Tehran in January to discuss ways to develop more defense cooperation with the neighboring country. He will also talk to Iranian officials on bilateral and regional issues.’

The top defense official said, ‘The history of Pakistan and India ties shows that bilateral efforts have failed so far to resolve or reduce tensions and if there is a third party that can play the role of a mediator, Pakistan will welcome it and this third party can be Iran or any other influential regional or non-regional state.’