Iran emphasises need to respect right of Kashmiris to determine their own destiny: FM

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Iran has called for the need to respect the rights of the people of Kashmir in ‘determining their own destiny’ and their human rights.

The foreign Minister of Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javed Zarif while answering a question during an interview with state-run Press Tv said, “Our policy has been very clear. We emphasise the need to respect the rights of people of all places, including Kashmiris, their human rights, their right to determine their own destiny.”

Zarif said that Iran has been in constant dialogue with “our friends in India and our friends in Pakistan about how we can play a constructive role in bringing this conflict to an end, in the interests of the people of Kashmir. And we have always insisted on the need to respect the rights of the Kashmiri people and that continues to be our policy.”

Last year Iran’s Foreign Ministry had expressed concerns over the tear-gassing and pellet firing on a Muharram procession in Kashmir.

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