Statement by Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1803 (Excerpts)

March 5, 2008

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Related Country: 

  • Iran

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Q: What is Pakistan 's response to the UN sanctions against Iran ?

A: Pakistan has a principled position on this issue. Pakistan recognizes Iran 's right to peaceful use of nuclear technology. At the same time, we call upon Iran to fulfill its international obligations under the NPT. Pakistan wants a peaceful resolution of the issue within the framework of IAEA. As a close neighbor, Pakistan is concerned about developments that could lead to instability in Iran . Pakistan opposes any coercive measures that could further escalate tensions in the region.

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