Iran and Pakistan to form rapid reaction force at border

Iran and Pakistan to form rapid reaction force at border

Iran and Pakistan will form a joint quick reaction force to combat militant activity on their shared border, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said yesterday during a televised news conference with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan.

"We agreed to increase the security cooperation of the two countries, our border forces, our intelligence forces. And also to form a joint quick reaction force on the border of the two countries for fighting terrorism," Reuters cited the Iranian President as saying.

Khan arrived in Iran on April 21 to discuss security and regional issues, a day after Islamabad urged Tehran to act against militants behind killings in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province.

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