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Pakistan-Iran Diplomatic Reset Amid Border Tensions

Pakistan-Iran Diplomatic Reset Amid Border Tensions

Infostani International: Pakistan and Iran have officially restored diplomatic ties, reinstating ambassadors after recent tensions and military actions. Ambassador Mudassir Tipu is back in Tehran, and the Iranian envoy to Pakistan will soon resume duties. The Iranian foreign minister plans to visit Pakistan on Jan 29 for key meetings with the caretaker foreign minister.


Normalization of Diplomatic Relations: Pakistan and Iran Resume Ambassadors, Discuss De-escalation Amid Cross-Border Tensions

Pakistan and Iran officially restored their diplomatic relations, reinstating their respective ambassadors to their positions. On Jan 16, Iran conducted a missile and drone attack against the armed group Jaish al-Adl in Pakistan’s southwestern border province of Balochistan. In response, Pakistan targeted armed group positions inside Iran on Jan 18.

In the aftermath, Pakistan recalled its ambassador from Tehran, and, citing travel restrictions, Iran’s envoy was blocked from returning to Islamabad. Subsequently, both nations agreed to “de-escalate” tensions in the region. On Jan 19, Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani and Iran’s Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, engaged in a phone conversation, as stated by the foreign ministry.

Pakistan-Iran Diplomatic Reset Amid Border Tensions
Pakistan, Iran resume diplomatic ties; Tehran’s FM due in Islamabad on Jan 29

Normalization of Diplomatic Ties: Ambassadors Resume Duties and Iranian Foreign Minister’s Visit Planned

To signify the normalization of diplomatic ties, Ambassador Mudassir Tipu of Pakistan arrived in Tehran on Friday to resume his duties, while the Iranian ambassador to Pakistan is set to assume his duties on Saturday. Looking ahead, the Iranian foreign minister plans to visit Pakistan on Jan 29, where he will conduct crucial meetings with the caretaker foreign minister.