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Pakistan Denies Saudi Arabia Requested Mediation with Iran

Pakistan Denies Saudi Arabia Requested Mediation with Iran

Saturday, 12 October, 2019 - 10:00
Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, US, September 27, 2019. (Reuters)
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Pakistan denied on Friday various media reports that said Prime Minister Imran Khan was seeking to mediate between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

“There are reports in certain foreign media that the Saudi authorities and some even stated that the Crown Prince had conveyed a letter or a message to the Prime Minister of Pakistan to be further delivered to the Iranian leadership for dialogue between Iran and the Kingdom,” it said in a statement.

“These reports are without any basis as no such letter or message was conveyed, nor has Saudi Arabia asked Pakistan to play any mediatory role with Iran” it added.

The initiative for possibility of dialogue between Saudi Arabia and Iran is an effort by the Prime Minister of Pakistan for ensuring peace in the region, it noted.

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