Iranian, Pakistani ministers discuss ties amid Trump threats

Iranian, Pakistani ministers discuss ties amid Trump threats

Tehran (Agencies): The Iranian and Pakistani defense ministers held talks on defense cooperation, Press TV reported on Friday.

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ali Hatami hailed growing defense cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad amid US President Donald Trump’s recent Twitter spree against both the nations in a telephone conversation with his Pakistani counterpart Khurram Dastagir Khan.

The latest developments in the region and in the Islamic world necessitate more interactions among officials of Iran and Pakistan, as two major countries in the Muslim world, Hatami was quoted as saying.

“The Americans always blame the others over their own failures in different parts of the world and they pursue the strategy of the Zionist regime (of Israel) to destabilise the region,” Hatami said.

Dastagir also criticised Trump’s repeated tweets against Pakistan and underlined the importance of the Muslim nations’ sovereign right to provide their own security.