How Iran and Pakistan’s retaliatory strikes threaten regional stability


Iran and Pakistan’s deadly tit fortat strikes over the past days are the highest profile conflicts across their Border in recent years it’s raised alarm over whether it means wider instability in the Middle East with Iran also launching strikes in Iraq and Syria this week against the backdrop of a raging

Israel Gaza War let’s take a look at what’s behind the flare up and where it’s headed Iran sent shock waves around the region on Tuesday when it launched a missile strike in Pakistan’s Southwest baluchistan Province across their shared border ruled by Shiite Muslims Iran said it was targeting the jaish alad group

There saying it’s linked to Islamic State who are outra Hardline Sunni Muslims two days later Pakistan hit back at the neighboring cyan baluchistan province in Iran it said it struck separatist militants from The baluchistan Liberation Front and a related Army who it says were hiding out there Iran has vowed revenge against

Islamic State since the group said they were behind a deadly bombing on January the 3D that took place at a ceremony honoring the late commander kasm sumani who was killed by a us drone in 2020 a source close to Iran’s clerics told Reuters the bombing was an embarrassment

For the leadership that had shown Iranian security to be vulnerable in a statement Iran’s foreign Ministry said it wanted neighborly relations with Pakistan but called on Islamabad to prevent the establishment of terrorist bases on its soil ethnic baluch militants have battled Pakistan’s government for decades for an independent state they

Say it unfairly exploits baluchistan province’s Rich gas and mineral resources blf insurgents have also attacked Chinese citizens and investments in the rest of Province Islamabad said in a statement the sole objective of its strikes were quote in pursuit of Pakistan’s own security and National interest which is Paramount and cannot be

Compromised analysts have noted that in their statements following the strikes neither Tran nor Islamabad made any links to attacks on Israel and Red Sea shipping carried out in support of Palestinians by a network of Iran allies but given Pakistan’s attempts in recent years to broaden ties with the us along

With Iran’s other Regional strikes this week anist say tan could be trying to show its influence in the context of the Regional Crisis over Gaza his Brookings institution’s foreign policy director Suzanne Maloney the hope is to force the United States to pull back from its posture in the region both

Its direct and ongoing support to Israel’s war in Gaza but also of course the longstanding American Military presence in various parts of the region analysts say the frictions along the border are longstanding but neither side appear poised for more conflict they will continue to create political tensions between the two governments but

Both governments have um other issues to deal with and this will it would be highly unusual If This Were to rise to a very significant um breach or an escalation of the violence in public statements both countries said their attacks were not aimed at each other’s Nationals and signaled they don’t want escalation

Tensions have heated up between Iran and Pakistan, following an exchange of strikes across their border this week that’s adding to concerns of greater regional turmoil. Take a look at what’s behind the most high-profile conflict between the two neighbours in years, and whether it’s set to get worse.

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