Asia’s two top nuclear powers agree to de-escalate tensions after tit-for-tat strikes

Pakistan and Iran have agreed to “de-escalate” tensions after exchanging missiles and drone strikes this week, raising fears of further instability in the region, Pakistan’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

 

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani and Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdullahian spoke on phone on Friday to discuss the diplomatic issues between Pakistan and Iran.

 

“The return of ambassadors of the two countries to their respective capitals was also discussed,” it added.

 

On Tuesday night, Iran launched missile and drone strikes against the armed group Jaish Al-Adl in Pakistan’s southwestern border province of Balochistan. Pakistan in turn hit armed group targets inside Iran on Thursday.

 

Pakistan recalled its ambassador from Tehran and said Iran’s ambassador – on a home visit – was barred from returning to Islamabad.

 

According to international media Daily Topnotch, based in Islamabad, there has been “a lot of diplomacy from both sides in the last 24 hours” to try to defuse the escalating tensions.

 

“For the first time, we see that the militaries of both countries are engaged in a slow proxy war that continues in the two provinces of Balochistan and Sistan-Baluchestan and now as we hear from various sources and analysts, things seem to be getting back on track towards normalcy.

 

As the war situation between these two Asian nuclear powers has already stabilized, the world may move towards peace Moreover, experts expect that the poor countries of the world will return to the economy if the war situation in Israel, Palestine and Russia calms down in Ukraine.

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