This is where I would like to differ with you, this is basically the same mentality of preferring one country over the other .... for us BOTH KSA & IRAN are STRATEGICALLY IMPORTANT ... what we all forget when we compare (or prefer) our relations with one country with our relations to the other country we in reality conjoint and complicate our relations and policies towards those countries thus reduce our DIPLOMATIC & POLITICAL OPTIONS hence we always find Pakistan in confined space in International Arena. Ideally our relations with every country must be INDEPENDENT of any third party intervention
But there are SOME IMPORTANT QUESTIONS which I observe all are either avoiding or ignoring, the fact that in current regional scenario of Middle-east sending troops to KSA is having more significance then some sensitivities of IRAN or even it is more important than current Yemen war, in short first we must understand that PAKISTAN is not a NET SECURITY PROVIDER in the middle-east region; until recently USA was the sole policeman in the region but the involvement of Russia has changes the dynamics and situation after the Qatar crises and the involvement of Turkey and UAE has complicated it further
Keep in mind KSA does not need Pakistan for its security, they have a very potent defence infrastructure in place for this purpose so even after this IF they find assistance of Pakistan Armed forces as advisers & trainers useful then its good but what IF some thing very bad happen which force us to take decisions then WHAT WOULD BE BASIS ON WHICH WE WILL TAKE DECISION.
Above all What is our Policy to deal with current and future crises of middle-east ....???
Before I answer your posts, please explain the following:I accept your disagreement but let me point out that your statement could be true IF we analysis the clout of both KSA & Iran EXCLUSIVELY in the context of Middle-east only, but from the perspective of Pakistan importance of both Iran & KSA lies in two different regions.
You have rightly pointed out that KSA is regional leader in middle-east but for us the importance of Iran lies in our own region spreading from Central Asia to South Asia, just because of this reason I was opposing the idea of conjoining our policies for KSA & Iran.
Why should they do this ???
As a matter of fact Why any country of the world would allow this ...???
Above all why should we expect this type of FAVOUR from any country including KSA .... ??
It not a matter related to romantic fantasies of some teenage, even to think in this way is beyond the boundaries of sensibility, we should not let the realism slip out from our discussion
Yes I am aware, specially their policies in past regarding Northern Alliance
Nor I am opposing this, but I am advocating to FORMALIZE it with clear understanding of each other limitations without leaving any doubt which may give raise to any unwanted event such as the statement given by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of UAE Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash;
now read my comment I made in my previous post in the context of Mr. Gargash Statement.
Now the Irony is this statement was made even when our C-130s were participating in Yemen ops
listen the related content at 2:30
Again in larger context
1- Pak-USA relations have no future
2- American strategy in Afghanistan has failed
3- China and Russia are supporting Iran diplomatically
4- Iran is Observer in SCO
5- Rise of ISIS in Afghanistan
6- Penetration of Iran in Afghanistan's current political system
7- Gawadar ports & CPEC
8- Tripartite Freight Train Agreement is about to functional in this year
9- Stability/Instability in Baluchistan
10- Iran is acting as buffer zone between Pakistan & Syrian crises by keep both side of Syrian crises engaged in Syria
But Iran have 'GEOGRAPHY & REACH' .
It would be right only if we have to hyphenate our dealing with both countries in the same region.
I used the word INDEPENDENT just as I explained earlier in this post that both countries have their importance in different regions
IF we have to fight a war then believe me it will be US and ONLY US who will fight, there are limitations even for KSA again read my comment
Already explained above in detail
1) Kulbhusan Jadev operating a network out of Chababhar, crossing multiple times into Pakistan, without Irannian Intel services coop.
2) Uzair Baloch
3) Baba Ladla
4) MWM - Majlis Wahdat ul Muslimeen. (Their second in command was recently arrested by Pakistan intel services, and it wasn't for eve teasing.)
Iran has been involved in destabilizing Pakistan from day one, yet we have fan boys like you, who still cheer for Iran. Even China and Russia deal with Iran only because they have to. The Iranians inability to have a decent air force is just a hint, at where they stand in the international arena.
I look forward to another enlightening post from you.