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Iranian President meets Army General-Commander Raheel Sharif in Islamabad, March 26 A.F.P

Iranian President meets Army General-Commander Raheel Sharif in Islamabad, March 26 A.F.P

London- Coordinating advisor of Iranian police forces, Mohammad Javad Zada Kamnd, yesterday, announced preparing police units for future missions carried out outside Iranian borders, reported the Iran-based news agency Tasnim.

Tasnim also is the media outlet employed by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps -IRGC – for official statements and broadcasts.

He said that missions will aim to defend the “values” held by the Iranian system.

Gen. Kamnd didn’t specify as to what is the nature of future operations. His declaration also coincides with the wide intervention of IRGC forces in Syria and increased presence in Iraq.

On the other hand, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani failed to reach an official approval from Pakistan to establish natural Iranian-Pakistani gas lines.

Yesterday, Rouhani said that economic sanctions were lifted off of Iran, and that his country –according to him- has finished the construction of gas lines located inside Iranian grounds. The ball is in their camp, Rouhani said in reference to the neighboring country.

Pakistani Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi responded stating that the project has not been worked upon until this moment, and that sanctions have barely been lifted. He added that the situation on ground should be inspected and evaluated, which may take a long time.

Pakistan has removed all obstacles prohibiting the project’s completion, Abbassi said.

The project is said to cost the Pakistani government over two billion dollars. The gas line will run 781 km inside Pakistani lands, MP Abassi added.

Iran offered that one of its national companies take over site construction of the pipelines in Pakistan, however, the latter refused since it had received several quotations from international companies at a remarkably cheaper price.

Iran has also demanded that Pakistan pays a fee-according to the gas line agreement- for delay in delivery and installation of the gas pipelines before December 2014.

Pakistan previously put the project on hiatus due to the internationally imposed sanctions on the two Iranian gas and oil companies which undertook the project.

Iran threatened to present the lawsuit to the ICC – International Chamber of Commerce- for verdict, forcing Pakistan to pay a billion dollar fine for deferment.

Iranian threats were not received well by the Pakistani public, and eventually altered the way they see their neighboring country.