US should learn lesson from Iraq, Afghan policies: FM Mahmood Qureshi
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said the United States should learn lesson from its policies in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Talking to the state television, PTV, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that any conflict between the United States and Iraq would negatively affect the Afghan peace process.
He said Pakistan was desirous of peace and stability in the region and would continue to play its role to maintain it. He said Pakistan did not want tension in the region as the region could not afford a new war.
To a query about tension between Tehran and Washington, the foreign minister urged the United Nations to play its role in de-escalation of tension between the two countries in the best interest of the region.
Meanwhile, talking to Radio Pakistan, FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi had called for de-escalation of tension between the United States and Iran.
He said unilateral actions by any party would add fuel to the fire and instability was not in the interest of any stakeholder.
The foreign minister said Pakistan desired peace and stability in the region and always supported negotiated settlement of all outstanding issues.
He said in in our neighborhood, Modi’s fascist policies had compelled labor unions, students and minorities to protest against the government’s discriminatory policies.
Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Geng Shuang had on Jan 7 said China urged the United States not to abuse force.
“Meanwhile, we call on relevant parties to exercise restraint to prevent a spiral of escalation. Dialogue and consultation should be resumed to cool off tensions as soon as possible,” Geng Shuang had said during a regular media briefing in Beijing.
He had said China was highly concerned about the current situation in the Middle East. Worsening of tensions in the Gulf region did not serve the interest of anyone. Ensuring peace and stability in the region was of vital importance to the whole world, he added.