Nawaz, Raheel Sharif zip from Riyadh to Tehran in bid to broker peace

January 19, 2016 12:11 PM

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New Delhi Pakistan’s prime minister and army chief arrive in Iran on Tuesday directly from Saudi Arabia as they seek to contain tensions that threaten to aggravate sectarian violence in the region and at home.

Pakistan’s shuttle diplomacy builds on its efforts to broker peace between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and Shiite- majority Iran since relations between the Middle Eastern powers broke down earlier this month.

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