The White House is monitoring the situation "very closely" and expresses that it does not want to see an escalation of tensions
The president of the United States, Joe Biden, assured this Thursday that the recent exchanges of attacks between Iran and Pakistan against alleged terrorist groups show that Tehran "is not especially loved" in the region.
"As you can see, Iran is not particularly loved in the region," the US president remarked in statements made at the White House when asked by journalists about the tensions in the region after these incidents.
For his part, the White House National Security spokesman, John Kirby, has assured that they are monitoring the situation "very closely" and has expressed that they do not want to see an escalation of tensions in Central and South Asia.
"Everyone has seen the reports that Pakistan has fired some missiles at Iran. We are watching this very, very closely. We do not want to see an escalation, clearly, in South Asia, in South and Central Asia. We are in touch with our Pakistani counterparts, as is to be expected," Kirby told the media.
Iran attacked positions of a terrorist group in the province of Balochistan on Tuesday, leaving two children dead, and Pakistan responded this Thursday with a similar bombing against other terrorists in the region of Sistan and Balochistan, which borders the Pakistani province, and which has left at least nine dead, four of them children.
While Tehran has summoned the Pakistani chargé d'affaires to ask for explanations, Islamabad called its ambassador for consultations and threatened not to let the Iranian diplomatic envoy, who was outside Pakistan at the time, enter again.