Islamabad:Iran is ready to use its special influence and relations with Pakistan and Indiato mediate between the conflicting parties on Kashmir issue and help bring sustainable peace in the region.
According to Desk Report of Wilayat Times,in an exclusive interview with APP, the Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost said, “Iranian government has announced its readiness for any support, for any hope of peace and tranquility in the region.”
He said “We have not yet received any official request from both sides for Iran as a large country in the region to come and try to solve the matter.”
He said any conflict, or tension between the two countries would hinder the way of progress and development of both countries but would also impact upon the economies of the other countries in the region.
It is important to remove such tensions to ensure sustainable and durable peace in the region, he added.
He said it may be true that some forces wanted such tensions to find excuses for its engagements in our region, he said.
“We hope that the wise leaders of the conflicting countries pay attention to this issue that a lot of problems that we face in this region have exogenous sources”.
Responding to a query, the ambassador said, right now terrorism is a global phenomenon. “It’s not located only in one area or in one country, and it is the consequence of the approach of the super powers towards terrorism”.
He said if “We analyze the terrorism, the super powers have been supporting some sort of terrorist elements against the host country’s government at one time and fighting against it on some other time or in some other country”.
This contradictory approach is the root-cause of good or bad terrorists. Terrorism is bad in all its manifestations, he said. “InSyria they are so dangerous and one day they will come back to their societies and I am sure that the control of those terrorists will not be so easy for these governments.”
When asked his comments on Syria crisis, he said that there were several terrorists groups in Syria some six years ago, “receiving some facilities from some countries, they came against the people of the Syria and the legal government of Syria, but the resistance of the people did not let them succeed”.
He was of the opinion that Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) was very important circle and group for the Islamic world and underlined the need to widen its sphere by adding all Islamic countries in its fold.
“As part of this Family we should try to have more interaction, many Islamic countries right now are in a chaotic situation, and their people in a bad situation. We should try to improve the situation. The responsibility of this issue is on the shoulders of the big and important Islamic countries like Iran and Pakistan”.
Mehdi Honardoost said it was beyond any doubt that it can not only work as a game-changer for the region but would also turn to be unifying force for the countries in the region.
“Our people in the region and the countries are suffering a lot from tensions and conflicts between some countries, and fortunately Pakistan had (acquired) very good position (through this project), a very good gesture regarding increasing the peace and tranquility of the region.”
He was confident that the completion of the CPEC would help bring in unity and consolidation by removing tensions among the conflicting countries.
“Hence, we announce our official stance and position regarding the Iranian interest and willingness to come into CPEC.”
Earlier, he extended his Norouz greetings to the people of Pakistan. He said it is the beginning of the New Year and arrival of spring.
About his official assignment, he said he was increasing interactions with other departments and sectors in Pakistan to achieve better results. “I feel like at home as the people are almost same, same moods and styles, attitudes and almost same environment including weather as he finds in Mashad and its suburbs.”