Can Iran and Pakistan contain cross-border tensions? | News

Pakistan launches attacks inside Iran, saying they are retaliation for Tehran's attacks on targets in Pakistan.

Iran and Pakistan have launched attacks across their borders into each other's territory. Both said they were attacking armed groups and cited “national security” for their actions.

Armed groups in the Balochistan region have been launching attacks in Iran and Pakistan for years. Both governments accuse the other of not doing enough to stop them.

The latest military attacks have increased tensions between regional powers.

What could be the consequences?

Presenter: Elizabeth Puranam


Ahmed Rashid – expert on armed groups in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia

Maleeha Lodhi – veteran diplomat and Dawn columnist

Mohammad Marandi – professor at the University of Tehran

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