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Region can’t afford another conflict: ANP leader

8 Jan 2020 - 07:59
8 Jan 2020 - 07:59

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan and the region had suffered for decades due to the Afghan conflict, says a leader of the Pakhtun nationalist Awami National Party (ANP).

The region could not afford another such conflict, ANP general secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain said, asking all countries to remain impartial if they could not de-escalate the current Iran-US tension.

During a visit to the Iranian Consulate in Peshawar on Tuesday, Hussain offered condolences over the assassination of Revolutionary Guards Commander General Qassem Soleimani in a US drone strike.

Hussain met the Iranian consul general in Peshawar, Syed Ibrahim Nihadi, and said that targeting Soleimani on the Iraqi soil was an act of aggression.

Just as they stood united under Ayatollah Khomeini decades ago, the Iranians had shown solid unity after the assassination of Soleimani, the ANP leader remarked.

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