The premier's visit to Iran is said to be very crucial after he had offered to act as mediator to defuse tensions in the Middle East over the request of the US President Donald Trump and the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during his visit to the United States (US) for attending the session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Saudi officials told Fox News recently that the Kingdom is absolutely committed to the quest for equality - but stressed the importance of steady advancements and said that while it is impossible to make changes overnight that many critics demand, change is taking place and will continue to happen.
Decision makers in Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, rebuffed the lies spread by Iranian representatives, who claimed that Saudi Arabia sent out for talks.
Khan said after a meeting with Trump on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in NY that he was "trying and mediating" and had also spoken with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani. In 2016, the then Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif mediated between Saudi and Iran in a bid to defuse tensions between the two countries that soared after the hanging of prominent Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi Arabia.
Tensions between Iran and the United States increased after the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in May 2018, reimposing sanctions against Tehran.
According to Pakistani news agencies, he will visit Iran after his travel to Saudi Arabia between 29 to 31 October. Before departing to NY.
The prime minister said today, on the commemoration of 14th year of the tragic quake of 2005, he would like to express his deepest condolences to the families of victims who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate natural disaster.
PM Khan was expected to hold consultations for the trips to Riyadh and Tehran after returning home from China.
If the prime minister succeeds in brokering some kind of a deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia that would be seen as a huge diplomatic success for Islamabad.
In the opinion piece, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the Gulf can be secured through dialogue among the countries of the region, including Saudi Arabia, and without the interference of foreign powers.
Tensions have elevated between Iran and Saudi Arabia since the attack, which took place on September 14.