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Ormara terror attack conspiracy against Imran’s Iran visit: Javad Zarif


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Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in a tweet on April 19 has termed the Ormara terror attack a conspiracy to hurt Pakistan Iran relations.

The sponsors of the attack are terrified of the close ties between the two Muslim countries, the Iranian foreign minister has said.

Javad Zarif tweeted, “Strongly condemning the recent terrorist attack in Pakistan, just as PM @ImranKhanPTI embarks on his first, historic visit to Iran. Terrorists, extremists & their sponsors are terrified by close relations between Muslim states. Iran stands with the people & govt. of Pakistan.”

Ormara Terror Attack

At least 14 passengers were offloaded with the help of their CNICs forcibly from their bus and then shot dead by unidentified assailants on the Makran Coastal Highway in Ormara, Balochistan between Karachi and Gwadar last Thursday.

Read more: 14 bus passengers offloaded, shot dead on Makran Coastal Highway

Who is Behind Creating Instability?

Pakistani government and intelligence sources and security establishment have always believed for the past several years that there is more than one country that is trying to destablise Pakistani Balochistan and coastal highways.

Kulbhushan Yadav and Others

After the arrest of Indian RAW intelligence officer Kulbhushan Yadhav who was from the Indian Navy initially. After initial de-briefings, it was found that there was a system of strategically placed cells operating from within Afghanistan and Iran that were helping the Baloch insurgents and also helping the urban militants of MQM and other factions within Karachi.

A day before the Pulwama attack there was an attack on the IRGC by Jaish-e-Adl operating from Pakistani Balochistan side. At that time the Indian government tried encouraging Iran to take a joint stand.

In de-briefings of Yadhav and others who were arrested, it was revealed, the Indian strategy related to the Baloch insurgents was to overcome the challenge access. The insurgents were mostly in the districts and Balochistan being landlocked the access was a challenge.

They needed to be provided arms and money that could only be done from the Pakistan-Afghanistan border or through the Pakistan-Iran border. The third was some sort of a virtual bridge through the sea route. One of the tasks for the Kulbushan Yadhav cell was to provide access and facilitate the Baloch insurgent groups from the seaside. Kulbushan Yadhav has also planned to attack Pakistani consulate in Zahedan.

Read more: Kulbhashan Jadhav had also planned attack on Pakistani Consulate in Zahedan

The Intersection of Regional and International Interests?  

A day before the Pulwama attack there was an attack on the IRGC by Jaish-e-Adl operating from Pakistani Balochistan side. At that time the Indian government tried encouraging Iran to take a joint stand. Sushma Swaraj on her way to Bulgaria stopped over in Iran.

The Pakistani sources now know that Iran has told the Pakistani sources in confidence that Iran has politely refused the Indian offer. The sources in the Pakistani government and the intelligence community have revealed to the GVS that the Chinese intelligence has briefed the Pakistan government sources that the same entity planned the attack in Pulwama and the attack on IRGC from the Pakistani Balochistan.

Javad Zarif tweeted on April 11, 2019, “Losers of our region’s War on Terror cannot rescind history. Targeting #IRGC won’t revive ISIS and Nusra—their clients and very creations.

This shows that there are more than one country who are involved in attempts to destablise Pakistan and its economic future. The attack in Ormara at the Makran coastal highway which is of utmost importance to the success of the CPEC project needs to be seen in this light.

As this attack is an attempt to hurt Pakistan’s efforts to improve ties with Iran, just before Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit. In this background, Iran’s foreign minister’s tweet is of utmost significance.

Javad Zarif tweeted on April 11, 2019, “Losers of our region’s War on Terror cannot rescind history. Targeting #IRGC won’t revive ISIS and Nusra—their clients and very creations. Game over, ladies and gentlemen: time to face the fact that you’ve exhausted every wrong choice and scapegoating won’t be your panacea.”

Read more: China warns its citizens in Pakistan of possible targeted terror attack

Iran seems clear that Nusra, ISIS are entities supported by its arch-rival nations who attacked IRGC. There is a possibility that these groups backed by regional and some international interests are operating from Pakistan’s Balochistan province.