AUTONEWS

Iran, Imran Khan proposed as mediator


Wed, 25 Sep 2019 00:07:39 +0200

NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 25 - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan reported on the margins of the UN general assembly that Donald Trump asked him "if we can contribute to a de-escalation of the situation and perhaps get a new agreement" with Iran on nuclear power. Khan added that, before landing in New York, he stopped in Riyadh where Prince Mohammed bin Salman "asked me to speak to the Iranian president". Khan told the press he had already met Rohani yesterday, after seeing Trump. "It's something going on, so I can't say more.
I cannot anticipate anything now, except that we try to intervene "to lower tensions. Pakistan has traditionally strong relations with Riyadh but it also maintains relations with Tehran, Islamabad has been in charge of Iranian consular interests in the US since the two countries broke the diplomatic relations following the hostage crisis.