Pakistan Recalls Ambassador from Iran, Suspends High-Level Visits

Pakistan Recalls Ambassador from Iran

In response to what it termed an “unprovoked violation of its airspace” by Tehran, Pakistan announced on Wednesday its decision to recall its ambassador from Iran and suspend all ongoing or planned high-level visits between the two nations.

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Iran, however, asserted that it targeted an “Iranian terrorist group” and clarified that no Pakistani nationals were harmed in the missile and drone strikes.

The Foreign Office (FO) released a statement late Tuesday denouncing the strikes on Pakistani territory, which resulted in the tragic deaths of two innocent children and injuries to three girls. The FO characterized the incident as a blatant violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty.

Although the FO did not specify the location, Iranian state media reported that the attack occurred in the border town of Panjgur in Balochistan. Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency identified the region of Kouh-Sabz (green mountain) in Balochistan as the focal point of the operation, targeting key strongholds of the Jaysh al-Dhulm (Jaish al-Adl) terrorist group.

Local authorities acknowledged receiving information about the attack but lacked further details. Reports from the area suggested a missile hit a mosque, causing partial damage and injuries.

According to AFP, hours before the attack, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar had met Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Iran’s state-run Nour News agency claimed that the attack destroyed the Pakistani headquarters of Jaish al-Adl.

In a press briefing in Islamabad, FO spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch condemned the “unprovoked and blatant breach of Pakistan’s sovereignty by Iran,” characterizing it as a violation of international law and the principles of the United Nations Charter. Baloch asserted that this illegal act was completely unacceptable, and Pakistan reserved the right to respond, with the responsibility for consequences lying squarely with Iran. The message has been conveyed to the Iranian government, she added.