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Iran and Pakistan will form a joint quick reaction force to combat militant activity on their shared border, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday during a televised press conference with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan.Khan arrived in Iran on Sunday to discuss security and regional issues, Iranian state TV reported, a day after Islamabad urged Tehran to act against militants behind killings in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province. Relations between Iran and Pakistan have been strained in recent months, with both sides accusing each other of not doing enough to stamp out militants allegedly sheltering across the border. “We agreed to increase the security cooperation of the two countries, our border forces, our intelligence forces,” Rouhani said during the conference, which was broadcast live on state TV. “And also to form a joint quick reaction force on the border of the two countries for fighting terrorism.” Khan said that militant activity at the border could be a source of tension.

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oops, India won't like it...

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The same way that Pakistan did with Afghanistan? The Pakistani leadership and specially its secret services have been duplicitous throughout the war against the Taliban..

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Khan: "I know that Iran has suffered from terrorism from groups operating within Pakistan.."

I know the whole world has suffered from terrorism of Iranian groups

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1 minute ago, damirUSBiH said:

Khan: "I know that Iran has suffered from terrorism from groups operating within Pakistan.."

 

What he just said, is this a admission that there are terrorist groups operating from Pakistan's soil!

Indeed, the best confirmation of it...

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Of course, not just border forces .... Iran is ready to meet the oil and gas requirements of Pakistan .... 
 

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This is appreciable that he admits it honestly. Some hope is visible from him. It's good that IK is speaking publicly and want some change. Now, Pakistan's army can not deny, he's creating pressure on their own army which is the main hurdle.

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