PPP welcomes Iran accord with West

Former President Asif Ali Zardari.—File Photo

Former President Asif Ali Zardari.—File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari has welcomed as ‘pragmatic and wise’ the agreement between Iran and the western countries easing a long festering standoff that had the potential to threaten peace in the region.
The Pakistan People’s Party has always stressed that dialogue, negotiations and diplomacy be employed to resolve the issue in the interest of peace and security and is heartened that dialogue and not force was used to arrive at the agreement, he said in a statement today. “It is a triumph of sanity and a triumph for all”. He said that the agreement reached in Geneva and the relaxation in sanctions against Iran should also open the doors of further deepening cooperation particularly in the energy sector between Pakistan and Iran. The government should use the opening provided by the Iran agreement to persuade friendly countries to finance the IP gas pipeline project, the former president said.

Source: Daily Times

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