Jan 5, 2016, 11:16 AM
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Pakistan working to defuse Saudi-Iran tensions: PM assistant

Islamabad, Jan 5, IRNA -- Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui has said that Pakistan being a respectable, sovereign and atomic power is trying to defuse tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia, a Pakistan state media (Radio Pakistan) reported on Tuesday.

In an Interview, he said we enjoy brotherly and cordial relations with Saudi Arabia due to Haramain Sharifain. Irfan Siddiqui said Pakistan and Iran also have friendly and historical relations.

He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his return from Sri Lanka will take steps to end the crisis, while the Foreign Office has already started efforts to defuse tension between the two Islamic countries.