The decision made by the United States President Donald Trump to leave the Iranian nuclear deal has led Pakistan to express their disapproval over the decision on Wednesday. According to reports, Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs office had released a statement saying that the country is displeased with Trump’s move over the nuclear deal.
The release states, “Pakistan believes that International treaties and agreements concluded through painstaking negotiations are sacrosanct”. “Arbitrarily rescinding such agreements will undermine confidence in the value of dialogue and diplomacy in the conduct of international relations and the peaceful resolution of disputes,” it added.
The statement further read that Pakistan believes the Iranian deal, formally known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), sets a good example of a negotiated settlement of complex issues, through dialogue and diplomacy. The Foreign office further expressed its concern over the deal getting completely cancelled.
“We have noted the willingness of the parties to the Agreement to work together on upholding their respective commitments as stipulated in the JCPOA, despite US decision to withdraw from it,” said the statement.
Trump’s decision has a high probability of having repercussions over Pakistan as the latter has close defence bilateral agreements with Iran. It shall further impact the gas pipeline project between the Pakistan and Iran.
United States President Donald Trump had announced his decision of withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal on Wednesday, stating that the deal failed to protect America’s national security interest.