Iran & Pakistan: A Complicated Relationship

The history of Iran – Pakistan relations has had certain distinct features and characteristics over the past   seven decades.   The two, in the initial phase of their relationship,   had an immensely  cooperative  relationship.   Iran was the first country to extend  recognition to Pakistan. The  two  do  not  share  contested  borders. Both  Iran and Pakistan were in the  same camp  during  the Cold  War and  became part of the  Central    Treaty   Organization (CENTO). Pakistan  and   Iran  along  with  Turkey  launched  Regional  Cooperation     for Development (RCD) in 1964 to boost economic connectivity. Both hosted Afghan refugees and remained opposed to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan….   Read More


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