Pakistan severs its relations with Iran


Recalls ambassador from Tehran, asks Iranian ambassador to Pakistan who is currently in Iran not to return

Statement by the Spokesperson on Last Night’s Violation of Pakistan’s Sovereignty by Iran

“Last night’s unprovoked and blatant breach of Pakistan’s sovereignty by Iran is a violation of international law and the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.

This illegal act is completely unacceptable and has no justification whatsoever. Pakistan reserves the right to respond to this illegal act. The responsibility for the consequences will lie squarely with Iran.

We have conveyed this message to the Iranian Government. We have also informed them that Pakistan has decided to recall its ambassador from Iran and that the Irani

Meanwhile, various political parties have condemned the Iranian act. PML N President Mian Shehbaz Sharif, the PTI and others have strongly condemned the Iranian attack inside the Pakistani territory. In his statement the former Prime Minister Mian Shehbaz Sharif said that Iran violated Pakistani air space by launching attack, which is against international norms.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Spokesperson has strongly condemned Iran’s unprovoked violation of Pakistan’s airspace, saying that this irresponsible and reprehensible act would sabotage the possibilities of much-needed unity among the Muslim Ummah in this hour of need.

PTI Spokesperson expressed his heartfelt condolences with the victims’ families and said that Iran attempted to ruin the prospects of an inevitable harmony and unity among the ummah with unprovoked violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty.

He sought an immediate explanation from the unconstitutional, illegal, unrepresentative and unelected government for its complete failure to safeguard the integrity, security and defense of Pakistan.

PTI Spokesperson further pointed out that after India and Afghanistan, the serious deterioration of relations with Iran is very concerning and worrisome which speaks volumes about our failed foreign and defense policies.

Caretaker Balochistan Information Minister Jan Achakzai Wednesday said the violation of Pakistani sovereignty by Tehran “damages relations” between Iran and Pakistan.

“The enemy forces are trying to intervene externally in Pakistan, especially in Balochistan. The enemies will never succeed in their plans,” the minister said.

The minister’s comments came during a presser in Quetta where he spoke in the wake of a drone and missile attack by Iran on ‘militant bases’ near its shared border with Pakistan late on Tuesday. The attack, however, resulted in the death of two innocent children and injured three girls. 

Islamabad, on the other hand, has strongly denounced the strike, terming it “unprovoked and “completely unacceptable”, warning Iran of serious consequences after Tehran violated its airspace.

an Ambassador to Pakistan who is currently visiting Iran may not return for the time being. We have also decided to suspend all high level visits which were ongoing or were planned between Pakistan and Iran in coming days.”