Pakistan warned Iran over airspace violation that killed two children

Pakistan warned Iran over airspace violation

Pakistan warned Iran over airspace violation that killed two children

Pakistan has warned Iran of serious consequences over its airspace violation that took place in the border town of Panjgur in Balochistan on Jan 16, 2024.

According to a Foreign Office statement, the Iranian attack killed two Pakistanis and injured three people. Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said Pakistan strongly condemns Iran’s unprovoked violation of its airspace. It resulted in the deaths of two innocent children and injuries to three girls.

Mumtaz Zahra described the violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty as utterly unacceptable. She warned Iran on behalf of Pakistan over yesterday’s airspace violation that could result in serious consequences.

Moreover, Zahra said Pakistan has registered its strong protest with the concerned senior official in the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran. She also stated they summoned the Iranian Ambassador to express strong condemnation of this blatant violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty. Iran will bear full responsibility for the consequences.

According to Zahra, Pakistan has consistently stated that terrorism is a shared concern to all countries in the region and demands joint action. Such unilateral actions are inconsistent with good neighborly ties. As a result, it can significantly weaken bilateral trust and confidence.

However, Iranian media stated that it used drones and missiles to target the bases of a terrorist organization “Jaish al-Adl in Pakistan.” According to Iranian official media, the targeted territory in Pakistan is known as “Green Mountain.” However, no official statement came from the Iranian government on its attack on Pakistan.

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Meanwhile, Baloch expressed disappointment since this illegal behavior occurred. Their concern is the violation took place despite the existence of multiple channels of communication between Pakistan and Iran.

Separately, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) launched missile attacks on several terrorist sites in Syria and Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region earlier in the day.

According to Islamic Republic News Agency, the attacks damaged “a spy headquarters”. Iran targeted a “gathering of anti-Iranian terrorist groups” in Arbil, Iraqi Kurdistan’s capital. However, Iraq recalled the Ambassador from Iran in a retaliatory response.

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