Iran FM: Pakistan helped foil 2 suicide attacks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during an event at the Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad on March 12, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 14 March 2018
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Iran FM: Pakistan helped foil 2 suicide attacks

ISLAMABAD: Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Tuesday said Pakistan has helped his country foil two suicide attacks, adding that he is satisfied with the existing level of bilateral intelligence cooperation.
Iran wants to improve relations with neighboring states, and will not allow anyone to use its territory against Pakistan, he said.
Tehran provided all relevant information to Islamabad about Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian who was arrested in Pakistan’s Balochistan province in 2016 on spying and terrorism charges, Zarif added.
Pakistan’s Gwadar port and Iran’s Chabahar port should not be viewed in a competitive framework as they will complement each other and greatly benefit regional connectivity, he said.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will bring regional economic prosperity and result in greater peace and stability, he added.
Zarif denied that the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline has been placed on the backburner, expressing hope that any outstanding issues will soon be resolved via negotiations.


China blasts ‘inhumane’ treatment of Huawei executive

Updated 10 December 2018
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China blasts ‘inhumane’ treatment of Huawei executive

  • The 46-year-old woman said she has been treated in a Canadian hospital for hypertension since she was arrested on December 1 for possible extradition
  • Wanzhou has filed court papers in Vancouver arguing she should be released on bail from her Canadian jail

BEIJING: China on Monday protested Canada’s “inhumane” treatment of an executive of telecom giant Huawei who is being held on a US extradition bid, citing reports she was not getting sufficient medical care.
Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, has filed court papers in Vancouver arguing she should be released on bail from her Canadian jail.
In a sworn affidavit, the 46-year-old woman said she has been treated in a Canadian hospital for hypertension since she was arrested on December 1 for possible extradition.
China’s state-run Global Times newspaper reported, without citing sources, that “it seems that the Canadian detention facility is not offering her the necessary health care.”
“We believe this is inhumane and violates her human rights,” foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a regular press briefing, citing such reports.