ISLAMABAD     -    Iran’s Ambassador to Pakistan Mohammad Ali Hosseini has supported the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination saying that Kashmiris must have freedom to decide their fate. In an interaction with a select group of journalists at his office, the envoy said Iran has good ties with both Pakistan and India which can be beneficial to help resolve the regional issues. “We are always of the view that Iran has the potential and relations with both India and Pakistan and we may use this potential positively to resolve the issue, and we strongly believe that Kashmiri nation must have the liberty to decide their fate, and should have the right both politically and as a nation as other nations of the world have,” he said. Ambassador Hosseini said that Iran always stresses that both nations are nuclear powers, “and they must resolve the issue with positive diplomatic dialogue because any kind of conflict will results in irreversible destruction.” To a question, the envoy said that Israel was a source of unrest across the region. “We believe the main reason for this insecurity and unrest in the region of west Asia and in Middle East is this racist Israeli regime. We believe this regime is supporting the ideology of Zionism, and expansionism. The main agenda of this Zionist state is to further enhance her influence in the Islamic countries. They have been unable to impose this agenda so far due to the resistance offered by the Muslim countries,” he contended. He said the United States and the European Union were supporting the Israeli regime to accomplish their objectives. “They are attempting to put the Palestine issue on the backburner and are trying to win the support of some Islamic countries. The Islamic Republic of Iran does not see any room for any transregional interference and such unilateral or trilateral agreements have no significance,” he remarked. On the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Ambassador Hosseini said there was consensus on some points but “Iran is stressing and demanding guarantee that US will not backup from the agreement again.” He said under JCPOA “there are different concerned sides, the moral obligations is all the sides must remain adherent and should respect the agreement but end of the day Iran remains the only side that follow the agreement. The officials of IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) 15 times in their statement accepted that Islamic republic of Iran is the only country that is obeying the agreement,” he pointed out. He said apart from the US, the European Union also was unable to fulfil any of the promises and followed in the footsteps of the US. “President Joe Biden also expressed his intent during his election campaign to join back JCPOA and recently again he reiterated his willingness but unfortunately his policies, objective and performance are the same as Donald Trump (former US President),” the envoy said. He said discussions were underway as the US announced they were willing to join back the JCPOA and “we welcome this, but now if all parties agree to join JCPOA, all the barriers and sanctions on Iran must be lifted and we need strong assurance that US will not back down again. I think IAEA can play a pivotal role in this regards.” On Iran-Saudi Arabia relation, the envoy said five sessions were so far held in Iraq, which end up positively and both countries agreed to further enhance the discussions. “If the Iraqi government agrees then the sixth session will be held soon, we believe that good relations with Riyadh and Tehran will have positive effect not only on regional countries but this will have very good potential for the regional and Islamic countries,” he underscored. On Pak-Iran gas pipeline, the envoy said Iran had completed the work on its side. “Now Iran is waiting that our Pakistani friends should play their role and complete their side of work, and make sure the implementation of the agreement between the two sides. The main thing is completion of infrastructure, pricing and other related things are trivial we may solve them later,” he said. Ambassador Hosseini said people to people contact between Pakistan and Iran was important. “People of both countries can enjoy various kind of tourism, like Shrines (Ziaraat) tourism, medical, industrial, healthcare tourism,” he opined. The Iranian envoy said that Iran welcomes private Pakistani companies in Iran and offers them to invest at Chabahar free trade zone. On Afghanistan, he said the Taliban governent should fulfil their commitments. “We made it clear to Taliban government that Iran will accept such government in Afghanistan that includes all stakeholders of Afghanistan and proper representation from all authentic group’s of Afghanistan,” he elaborated.