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Iran calls for all-out cooperation with Pakistan, including fighting terrorism

Iran Materials 8 May 2011 22:05
Iranian officials have called for cooperation with Pakistan in diverse areas including fighting terrorism, Xinhua reported.
Iran calls for all-out cooperation with Pakistan, including fighting terrorism

Iranian officials have called for cooperation with Pakistan in diverse areas including fighting terrorism, Xinhua reported.

On Sunday, head of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian Parliament, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, called for strengthening relations with Pakistan.

Boroujerdi said that Tehran and Islamabad should use mutual capabilities to strengthen relations in all fields despite opposition of the U.S. and Britain, according to local satellite Press TV.

He underlined the importance of promoting cooperation between the two countries' parliaments and said Iran's Majlis is ready to take steps in this regard.

The Iranian lawmaker added that Iran and Pakistan have the potentials to eradicate terrorism in the region through expanding strong cooperation.

For his part, the Pakistani Senate chairman lauded Iran's fundamental role in restoring peace and security in the region and said his country welcomes cooperation with Tehran to improve stability among regional countries, according to Press TV.

He expressed Pakistan's resolution to bolster ties with Tehran and emphasized that no obstacle can affect amicable relations between the two nations.

Also, another Iranian lawmaker Ali-Akbar Aqaei-Moghanjouyee said that bolstering cooperation between Iran and Pakistan would help establish security at the borders of the two neighbors and eliminate terrorism, said Press TV on Sunday.

"The expansion of security cooperation between Iran and Pakistan through timely exchange of information will help in controlling the presence of terrorists and thugs on the borders between the two countries," Aqaei-Moghanjouyee was quoted as saying.

The common borders between Iran and Pakistan should not be used by terrorists to carry out acts of terror, he said, adding that the establishment of security in border areas would bring about an opportunity for economic and cultural cooperation.

The Iranian lawmaker also denounced the U.S. military presence in Pakistan under the pretext of fighting terrorism, saying, "It only aims at violating the territorial integrity of Pakistan and undermining the security and independence of an independent country."

Senior Iranian lawmaker Kazem Jalali proposed on Saturday a tripartite cooperation among Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan in fighting against terrorism.

Such cooperation will help eliminate U.S. presence in the region, Jalali, spokesman for Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said.

Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said Saturday the Islamic Republic and Pakistan are determined to fight terrorism in the region and to expand their bilateral relations.

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