Iran offers mediation on Kashmir dispute

New Delhi, December 04, 2016 (PPI-OT): Iran has said that it is willing to mediate on the Kashmir issue if both India and Pakistan wants so, adding that Tehran hopes better relations lie ahead for both the countries.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif who was on a visit to New Delhi to attend the Heart of Asia ministerial conference responding to a question on whether Iran can play a mediatory role in settlement of the Kashmir dispute said, “If Iran can be of any help, we stand ready, we are not volunteering, we stand ready.”

Noting that Iran has excellent relations with both the countries, said his country does not want to lose the existing bond.“We cannot lose that. That bond is too important, both with India and Pakistan,” he added.

He said the three countries share common ideas of future democratic international system.“We hope we move forward to better relations between our very dear friends India and Pakistan,” he added.

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