Pakistan Expels Iranian Ambassador, Recalls Its Own in Response to Missile Strike
Pakistan Expels Iranian Ambassador, Recalls Its Own in Response to Missile Strike

In a recent development, Pakistan has taken decisive action by expelling the Iranian ambassador and recalling its own envoy following what it describes as an "unprovoked" missile strike. The attack occurred near Panjgur in the sparsely populated Balochistan province, where the two neighboring countries share a border spanning nearly 1,000 kilometers. Tragically, the strike resulted in the loss of two children's lives and left three others injured.

The incident has intensified tensions between Pakistan and Iran, with the former deeming the missile strike a violation of its sovereignty and international law. Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, a spokeswoman, expressed the country's stance, stating, "Last night's unprovoked and blatant breach of Pakistan's sovereignty by Iran is a violation of international law and the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations."

This development unfolds against the backdrop of an escalating crisis in the Middle East, fueled by the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. The geopolitical dynamics in the region are further complicated by this cross-border incident between Pakistan and Iran.

Iran's Tasnim news agency had initially reported the destruction of two bases allegedly belonging to Jaish al-Adl militants in Balochistan province. However, the agency did not explicitly claim responsibility for the attack, which adds a layer of complexity to the situation.

The repercussions of this incident are likely to have broader implications for the diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Iran, as both nations grapple with the aftermath of the missile strike and its impact on regional stability.

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