Iran-US Tensions May Hit Afghan Peace Process: Pakistani FM

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has cautioned that escalating tensions in the Middle East following the killing of Iran’s Al-Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani could hit the already fragile reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

“The crisis will have a negative impact on Afghanistan, and Pakistan’s efforts in this regard could be undone,” said Qureshi while delivering a policy statement during the Senate session in Islamabad.

“Some elements, who have long been awaiting for this [kind of] moment, may take advantage and try to derail the Afghan peace process,” he further said without naming any individual, group or the country.

The Afghan peace process, however, is still awaiting a breakthrough.

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