Iran welcomes China and Pakistan to take an interest in Chabahar venture with India, says activity not went for ‘strangulating’ anyone
Islamabad: Iran has welcomed Pakistan and China to take an interest in the key Chabahar Port and said the activity isn’t gone for “strangulating” or “enclosing” anyone, a media report, on Tuesday, cited going by Iranian remote clergyman as saying.
India, Iran and Afghanistan had consented to a trilateral arrangement in 2016 to mutually build up the Chabahar port, opening another vital travel course between the three countries and other Central Asian countries, bypassing Pakistan. In November a year ago, India conveyed the main dispatch of wheat to Afghanistan through the Chabahar Port.
Iran’s outside priest Javad Zarif, who is on a three-day visit to Islamabad, said the Chabahar port undertaking was not intended to “enclose Pakistan … strangulate anyone”. Iran would not enable anyone to hurt Pakistan from its region, much like Pakistan would not enable its dirt to be utilized against Iran, he stated, while conveying an address at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) yesterday, as per Dawn daily paper. “We are taking measures to do that and there is an open welcome to Pakistan to take an interest in that,” he said.
Zarif compared Iran’s relations with India to Pakistan’s ties with Saudi Arabia. “Our relations with India, much the same as Pakistan’s relations with Saudi Arabia, are not against Islamabad as we comprehend Pakistan’s relations with Saudi Arabia are not against Iran,” the Iranian remote clergyman said.
He said Iran has additionally stretched out welcome to China to join the Chabahar venture. “We offered to take part in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. We have additionally welcomed Pakistan and China to take an interest in Chabahar,” said Zarif. He additionally said that Gwadar Port and Chabahar Port should have been connected through ocean and land courses for improvement of denied Eastern and South-eastern Iran and South Western Pakistan.
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