Iran expects India, Pakistan to settle Kashmir dispute

Iran expects India, Pakistan to settle Kashmir dispute

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Tehran, Aug 7 : Iran expects New Delhi and Islamabad to resolve their row over the recently changed status of India's Jammu and Kashmir state in the disputed region through peaceful dialogue, Iran's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

India's Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday moved a resolution in Rajya Sabha to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution that extends special status to Jammu and Kashmir and converted the state into two Union Territories.Reacting to the step, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that his country intended to discuss the situation at the United Nations.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran expects India and Pakistan, as its friends and regional partners, to take effective steps in line with the interests of the people of the region by using dialogue and adopting peaceful means," the ministry said in a statement, as quoted by Iran's Mehr news outlet. The ministry added that Tehran was closely watching the developments in the Jammu and Kashmir situation. (UNI)