Iran and Pakistan to form rapid reaction force at border

Khamenei made the remarks while interacting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan who is on a two day visit to Iran. "I'm sure Iran will take action against terrorists", Qureshi told The Media Line.

In their latest attack, Pakistan-based terrorists killed over 40 members of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) by ramming an explosive-laden auto into their bus in southeastern Iran in February.

Qureshi said Pakistan will deploy more troops at the border and enhance air surveillance, which he said would benefit both sides.

Over the weekend, Islamabad accused Iran-based terrorists of killing 14 Pakistani troops in volatile Balochistan, RFE/RL notes. The Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) and The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) are the two main groups fighting for independence in Pakistan.

On Thursday, heavily-armed assailants shot dead at least 14 passengers after offloaded them from buses on main highway that connects Pakistan's commercial capital Karachi to strategic Gwadar port in Balochistan province. Wait, what?Image sourceAccording to Khan Sahab, the two countries which are actually 5,500 miles apart happen to share a border. An alliance of those group, the Baloch Raaji Aajoi Sangar (BRAS), claimed responsibility for last week's bus attack.

Pakistan and Iran have been blaming each other for inaction against terrorist groups inside their respective territories. "Those militant groups are tasked to target anti-Iranian groups".

Those killed included ten serving with the navy, three with the air force and one with the coastguard.

Iran and Pakistan have had cordial relations over the years.

On March 9, Mr Rouhani said Iranian forces were "ready to give a decisive answer to the terrorists in coordination with Islamabad".

Meanwhile, Pakistan and Iran signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the health sector.

Retaliatory attacks by Iran against suspected militants have frequently ended up harming civilians.

"Pakistan has chose to fence off its border with Iran". It urged Iran to act against the attackers who had fled back across the border. "We will export our oil as much as we need and we intend", his official English-language Twitter account said, quoting from a speech he delivered to workers in Tehran.

The supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khamenai has said that the dignity and majesty of the Indian peninsula were highest during the time Muslims ruled over it, and the 'biggest blow that the British stroke in this important area was abolishing the prominent Islamic civilization'. The just-replaced head of the IRGC, Mohammad Ali Jafari, even threatened to retaliate by attacking the group inside Pakistan's borders.

"We are anxious for the country after seeing it being continually ridiculed, and not for ourselves", she said. "Of course it hurts us financially, as from each trip I earn about $300". "There are also secret executions in Iran which go unreported". Relations between Iran and Pakistan have been strained in recent months, with both sides accusing each other of not doing enough to stamp out militants allegedly sheltering across the border.


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