US failed to defeat Islamic Revolution: Iran diplomat

Islamabad, Feb 8, IRNA - The Consul General of Iran in north western Pakistani city of Peshawar says that the United States despite hatching conspiracies has failed to defeat the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

Addressing a ceremony at the Iranian consulate to mark the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, Mohammad Bagher Beigi said that the US has been trying to put the Iranian people in trouble and pressure them but it failed to hoodwink the Iranian nation.

“Iranian people foiled all conspiracies and they are now celebrating the 40th year of their revolution,” he said.

He added that Iran had always welcomed suggestions and proposals for the peace and cooperation in the region.

He said that President Trump and US administration strived to intimidate and pressurize Pakistan over the last one year or so, but they took a U-turn and accepted that the role of Pakistan for the regional peace was vital.

Beigi said the US has acknowledged that only Pakistan and other regional countries could play a vital role to ensure peace in the region and resolve the regional issues.

The envoy said Iran attaches immense importance to relations with Pakistan and other neighbouring countries with which Iran shares culture, civilisation and values.

“We have always desired to have good economic ties with Pakistan and worked with all political parties in power, including Pakistan Muslim League, Pakistan People’s Party and now Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf for the economic development of the country,” he added.

He made particular mention of the railway link, ferry services between Gwadar and Chabahar, etc. Similarly, he said Iran is ready to provide up to 3,000 megawatts of electricity to Pakistan and it is also ready to help Pakistan build a transmission line from Taftan to Quetta for the same.

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