India’s comprehensive statement regarding the airstrikes conducted by Iran in Pakistan
Iran targeted the headquarters of the Jaish al-Adl group in Pakistan on Tuesday using both missiles and drones.
On Wednesday, India asserted that Iran’s missile strike on Pakistan is a matter that solely pertains to those two nations.
Following Iran’s strike on the headquarters of the Jaish al-Adl group in Pakistan using both missiles and drones, New Delhi responded, characterizing it as “another decisive measure by Iran in retaliation to aggression against the security of our nation.”
In an official statement, the Ministry of External Affairs emphasized that the issue at hand pertains to Iran and Pakistan. Regarding India, the statement conveyed an unwavering stance of zero tolerance towards terrorism, recognizing the actions countries may take in self-defense.
The Iranian strike occurred on Tuesday, following a day in which the West Asian nation initiated missile attacks on targets labeled as “spy headquarters” and “terrorist” locations in Syria, as well as Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region.
Pakistan warns Iran
On Wednesday, Pakistan denounced Iran’s “breach of its airspace” and cautioned the neighboring nation that engaging in such actions could lead to “significant consequences.”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan declared that the violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty by Iran, which occurred last night without provocation, constitutes a breach of international law and goes against the principles outlined in the Charter of the United Nations. The ministry stated that this unlawful action is entirely unacceptable and lacks any justification.
Pakistan asserted its right to retaliate against this “unlawful act,” emphasizing that Iran would bear full responsibility for the ensuing consequences.
The spokesperson stated that the message has been communicated to the Iranian Government. Additionally, Pakistan has chosen to withdraw its ambassador from Iran and indicated that the Iranian Ambassador, currently in Iran, may postpone the return for the time being. Furthermore, all high-level visits between Pakistan and Iran, whether in progress or scheduled in the upcoming days, have been suspended as per the decision.
Established in 2012, Jaish al-Adl, designated as a terrorist group by Iran, has conducted numerous attacks on Iranian territory in the past few years.