A senior diplomat at Pakistan's Foreign Ministry, who requested anonymity, told AA correspondent that the foreign ministers of the two countries are expected to meet this evening, recalling that Islamabad has publicly stated that it has no intention of escalating tensions with Tehran.

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Iranian diplomat Seyed Rasoul Mousavi said from X that only the enemies of Iran and Pakistan and terrorists will benefit from the tension between the two countries.

Pakistan's Deputy Undersecretary of State for Afghanistan and West Asia in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Rahim Hayat Qureshi shared Mousavi's sentiments on social media, saying that all issues between the two countries should be resolved through positive dialogue.

Qureshi underlined that it is important to restore the trust that defines bilateral relations between the two countries and that tackling common challenges, including terrorism, requires coordinated action.

Pakistan's Ambassador to Tehran Mohammad Mdessir stressed that cooperation and mutual trust between Iran and his country are crucial for peace and stability in the complex regional environment.

Tensions between Iran and Pakistan
Iran's semi-official Tesnim News Agency announced on January 16 that the Jaysh al Adl organization's camps in Pakistan were targeted with missiles and drones.

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry, on the other hand, announced that Iran launched an airstrike in Panjgur district of the bordering Balochistan province on January 16, killing 2 children and injuring 3 girls.

Islamabad decided to recall its ambassador to Tehran on January 17 and informed Tehran that the Iranian ambassador to Islamabad, who was in the country on a visit, might not return for a while.

Earlier yesterday, Pakistan launched a missile attack on a village in Iran's border region.

Tehran announced that 9 people, including 3 women and 4 children, were killed in the Pakistani missile attack.

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry, on the other hand, announced that a series of highly coordinated and specifically targeted precision military strikes were carried out against "terrorist hideouts" in Iran's Sistan-Baluchestan province, and that many "terrorists" were killed during the intelligence-based operation.