Pakistan has expelled Iran’s ambassador to Islamabad amid diplomatic tensions over Iran’s missile and drone strikes inside Pakistan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country informed this information on Wednesday.
Earlier today, Pakistan announced the withdrawal of its ambassador from Iran. Apart from this, Islamabad has decided to suspend all high-level meetings between the two countries.
In a press briefing today, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said that Pakistan has decided to withdraw its ambassador from Iran. At the same time, the Iranian ambassador currently staying in Tehran is not returning to Islamabad for now.
Earlier, in a statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was said that Iran carried out an “illegal” airstrike on the country on Tuesday night. Two children were killed and three were injured. However, the statement did not mention where the attack took place.
However, several social media in Pakistan have said that the attack took place in the border town of Panjgur in Balochistan province. Balochistan province has a long border with Iran of about 1000 km.
The statement of the Ministry of External Affairs also said that this violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty is completely unacceptable. The consequences can be serious.
Iran’s statement on the incident was not immediately known. However, a news agency related to Iran’s military said in a BBC report that Iran carried out this attack targeting two bases associated with the militant group Jaish al-Adl.
In the last few days, Iran attacked a third country. Earlier, the country attacked Iraq and Syria. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) claimed the attack on the Mossad headquarters in Kurdistan, Iraq.
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