Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been contacted by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo due to tensions spike between US and Iran.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in his tweet that Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and he had a telephone conversation and about the incident in Iraq in which Qasem Soleimani was killed.
The US Secretary of State said that Iran’s actions are destabilizing the region, but our commitment to the protection of US allies, including US interests, personnel and installations, will not be diminished.
#Pakistan's Chief of Staff General Bajwa and I spoke today about U.S. defensive action to kill Qassem Soleimani. The #Iran regime’s actions in the region are destabilizing and our resolve in protecting American interests, personnel, facilities, and partners will not waver.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) January 3, 2020
Army Chief calls for measures to reduce tensions in the region, ISPR
A statement issued by the Pakistan Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed that Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa received a telephone call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
According to the ISPR, the talks with the US Secretary of State discussed the effects of the recent rise in tensions in the region, especially in the Middle East.
According to the spokesman of the Pakistan Army, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, while talking to the US Secretary of State, emphasized that all sides should exercise full patience and establish constructive links to reduce tensions in the wider interests of peace and stability of the region.
According to the ISPR, the Army Chief also emphasized the need to focus on the success of the Afghan peace process.
It should be remembered that the car of Major General Qasem Solaimani, Iran’s most important commander, was targeted at the command of the US President near the airport in Baghdad.