Pakistan against Iran issue's referral to UNSC
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Islamabad, Feb 1, IRNA
Pakistan on Wednesday reiterated that it would not support the United States-led move to refer the issue of Iran's nuclear programme to the United Nations Security Council.
Talking to a local private television channel, the Foreign Office Spokesman Ms. Tasneem Aslam made it clear that Islamabad was against the bid to refer Tehran's nuclear issue to the UN Council.
"Iran is Pakistan's neighbour, therefore, we will oppose any kind of economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic," she maintained.
She contended that Pakistan had been strongly advocating for settlement of Iran issue through negotiations.
Islamabad has supported Iran on the peaceful use of nuclear technology, saying an independent nation, it was Iran's legitimate right to benefit from it.
About the two-day official visit of Saudi Arabian King Abdullah's visit, beginning from Wednesday, she said that the visit was of utmost significance and it would provide Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to discuss bilateral relations, regional situation, Iran issue, Hamas victory and Kashmir issue.
It is his first visit as the king of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan.
Though he came to Pakistan four times.
To a question, she said that the world community was in favour of early solution of long-standing Kashmir issue through dialogue.
Regarding victory of Hamas in recent election in Palestine, the spokesman pointed out that Hamas success was proof of the fact that majority Muslim population was with them.
She expressed the hope that Hamas would play its role for the establishment of lasting peace in the Middle East.
Many countries, including Iran and Pakistan have welcomed the victory of Hamas.
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