MADRID, 18 Ene. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres, has asked Iran and Pakistan this Thursday for "maximum restraint" to avoid "a further escalation of tensions" after the recent attack by Islamabad in the southeast of the neighboring country in response to the bombings of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard against positions of a terrorist group on Pakistani soil.
"It highlights that all security concerns between the two countries must be addressed through peaceful means, with dialogue and cooperation, in accordance with the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity and good neighborly relations," stressed its spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric. it's a statement.
This comes after Iranian authorities have reported the death of nine people, including four children, following an attack carried out by the Pakistan Army against alleged "terrorists" in the Iranian province of Sistan and Balochistan, in the southeast. from the country.
The attacks by Pakistan took place a day after Iran's Revolutionary Guard bombed suspected terrorist bases in Pakistan, an event denounced by Islamabad, which claimed that two children had died in the attacks. Islamabad announced on Wednesday that it was recalling its ambassador in Tehran for consultations and stated that the Iranian ambassador in Islamabad, who is currently traveling in Iran, will not return to his position "for now."
The Middle East region is shaken by instability after the crossed attacks between Iran and Pakistan, which also join the Iranian bombings in Iraq, where it attacked alleged positions of the Israeli Mossad.
These episodes, together with the wave of attacks in the Red Sea by Houthis against commercial ships, which have received a response from the United States and the United Kingdom, have aggravated instability in the region, which has the focus on the offensive of Israel against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.