We will not Abandon Friends, GCC Misinterpreted our Lawmakers - Nawaz
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressed a press conference today giving out Pakistan’s stance in the Yemen conflict, explaining GCC to have misinterpreted our lawmakers decision whereas seconded Pakistan's position in aid to their allies.
The PM held an important press conference on Monday giving our a clear stance of Pakistan on the demands by Saudi Arabia for military assistance to curb the on-going rebellion against the ousted President Hadi regime by the allegedly Iran-back Houthis.
The conference came amid UAE threat against lawmakers decision to stay neutral in the crisis, US warning in terms of Lakhvi's release, Iran's and Saudi Ministers visit to Pakistan and deteriorating conditions in the intensified Middle-East region.
The PM categorially pledged allegiance to its friends and stragetic partner Saudi Arabia, stating "We will not abandon our friends in their dire time."
He added, "Our lawmakers decision empowered us to play a positive role in the region by diffusing tension among major players involved, urging Iran to use its influence in Yemen to bring Houthis' to the negotiation table."
He emphasized, "We have ensured to monitor the territories of Saudi Arabia to remain Sovereign and that any threat to the state would evoke grave consequences for the rebel with Pakistan's retaliation."
Replying to UAE statement, "The decision of the joint session was misinterpreted by GCC which infact has strengthens Pakistan governments viewpoint to disseminate the current tension in the region through arbitration."
The PM appreciated the efforts our forces already over-whelmed with Zarb-e-Azb in coutering terrorism in the countries, to have laid their lives for the nation.
A consultative meeting on the Yemen conflict was held prior the conference at the PM House.
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Army chief General Raheel Sharif, prime minister’s senior aide Sartaj Aziz, special assistant to the prime minister on foreign affairs Tariq Fatemi and foreign secretary were attending the meeting being chaired by the prime minister.
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