Dynamics within Asia are fast evolving bringing forward new alliances. China-Pakistan-Russia alliance is one of the more talked about in the recent past, with the three countries collaborating to counter terrorism, and enhancing mutual cooperation on trade, defense and energy. Recently, Iran expressed its willingness to join hands with China, Pakistan and Russia.
Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the head of Iran parliament’s committee on national security and foreign policy, was on a three-day visit to Islamabad. In a news conference on Friday, he hinted the formation of four-nation alliance. He had wide-ranging talks with Pakistani authorities including National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. (retd.) Nasser Khan Janjua, and Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz. While speaking to the reporters he said that new alliances will be formed now that Donald Trump is the President of the United States. He said that under the changing circumstances, China, Pakistan, Russia and Iran should cooperate with each other for regional peace and stability.
Recently, China, Pakistan and Russia held discussions on peace in Afghanistan. Reports suggested that the three may extend an invitation to Tehran to join the discussions seeking a political solution to eradicate unrest in Afghanistan. Boroujerdi acknowledged that Iran and Pakistan could play an important role in helping Afghanistan.
Iran’s Chahbahar port was also brought up the reporters. Boroujerdi said that Chahbahar and Pakistan’s Gwadar were sister ports and as such, Tehran was willing to join the China Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC). According to him, the project had potential to benefitting Iran tremendously. Several other countries have expressed a desire to join CPEC.
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Iran, on several occasions, have hinted at becoming a part of CPEC however, no significant development towards the possibility presented itself to date.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.