Pakistan–Iran relations
Relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan have spanned since the common prehistoric Indo-Iranian heritage. The Western region of Pakistan was one part of the easternmost satraps provinces of Persian empire which included the areas of Satraps provinces of present-day Pakistan. Even as of today, many antique and historic buildings in Pakistan have classical Persian writings on manuscript of the buildings.
After the establishment of Pakistan on August 1947, Iran has a unique distinction of being the first country to internationally recognize the status of Pakistan. As of current, both countries are economic partners and large-scale tourism and migration between the two nations has increased rapport. This cooperation would continue throughout the Cold war with Iran supporting Pakistan in its conflicts with arch-rival, India. In return, Pakistan went on to support Iran militarily during the Iran–Iraq War in 1980s. Since 2000, the relations between each state has been normalized and economical and military collaboration has strengthened the relations ever since.
Recent difficulties have included repeated trade disputes, sphere of influence, and political position. While Pakistan's foreign policy maintains balanced relations with Saudi Arabia, United States and the European Union, Iran tends to warn against it and raised concern including the Pakistan's absolute backing of Taliban during the fourth phase of civil war in Afghanistan during the last ending years of the 20th century. Nevertheless, the economic and trade relations continued to expand in both absolute and relative terms, and relations were immensely improved in 1999 that led the subsequent signing of a Free Trade Agreement between the two countries. At present, both countries are cooperating and forming alliance against a number of areas of mutual interest on fighting drug trade along their common border as well as defeating Afghan supported tribal insurgency along their border. They are both members of the Developing 8 Countries group of countries as well as the Economic Cooperation Organization; and are also both observers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Iran has been a respected, popular, and favorable nation among Pakistanis, with 76% of Pakistanis have consistently view their western neighbor positively, making Pakistan the most pro-Iran nation in the world.

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Iran–Pakistan relations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan have spanned since the common prehistoric Indo-Iranian heritage.
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Iran–Pakistan trade relations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pakistan and Iran trade relations are based on diverse axes such as energy, infrastructural cooperation, financial assistance and commercial exchanges.
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Oct 21, 2013 ... The reason for my harping on the pressing need for improvement of Pakistan's relations with Iran goes beyond political and economic interests ...
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Oct 28, 2013 ... To be fair to history, the entire credit for the initiation of the religious divide in Pakistan cannot be given to Gen Zia-ul-Haq, the then military ruler ...
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Soviet-American Relations With Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan
Soviet-American Relations With Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan
1987
This is a collective volume on Soviet-American relations with the three rimland states of Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The contributors argue that what happens in these three states would ultimately affect the states in the Gulf and the Middle East. The USA maintains friendly relations only with Pakistan, while her relations with Iran and Afghan...
Countdown to Crisis: The Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran
Countdown to Crisis: The Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran
2005
In his chilling new book, New York Times bestselling author Kenneth R. Timmerman blows the lid off the greatest threat America faces: the Islamic Republic of Iran.Using his exclusive access to previously classified documents, Iranian defectors and officials, and high-level sources in the U.S. government and intelligence community, Timmerman blows t...
States of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Iran
States of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Iran
2014
Amin Saikal is Director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies and Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University. He has been a visiting fellow at the Universities of Princeton and Cambridge, as well as at Sussex University's Institute of Development Studies. He has also been a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in Intern...
Resolving Regional Conflicts
Resolving Regional Conflicts
Roger E. Kanet, 1998
For Pakistan, normal and, if possible, warm ties with Iran have to be maintained at almost all costs. Fortunately for Pakistan, Iran also sees friendship with its eastern neighbor as highly desirable. Although previous notions of strategic depth ...
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Geoffrey Kemp, 2012
Just as some facets of IranIndian defense ties have been threatening to Pakistan, Iran's relationship with Pakistan has placed a strain on IndoIranian relations. Iran was the first nation to recognize Pakistan in 1947. The two countries ...
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Iran's Deputy Oil Minister announced that Pakistan would not be receiving a $500 million loan to construct the pipeline.
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To be fair to history, the entire credit for the initiation of the religious divide in Pakistan cannot be given to Gen Zia-ul-Haq, the then military ruler of the country who had staged a coup to oust and arrest Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in 1977.
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Iran-Pakistan Relations | jafriedel
This is my term paper for Dr. Spooner's NELC281: Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. This extended research work delves into the history of diplomatic and economic ties between two Islamic republics: Iran and Pakistan. Both differences and similarities between the two countries are discussed. --- I. Introduction Truth be told, there isn’t much pre-existing research exclusively…
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Iran: More than Persia | The Great Debate
In the multi-ethnic state that is Iran, the political meaning of the population’s diversity will have serious consequences as political normalization with the West continues.
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Indo-Pak relations - Moneylife
The aam aadmi is not interested in the politics played on both sides of the border, but wants to carry on his life on a day-to-day basis.
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Pakistan-Iran relations in perspective Apart from being a neighbour, Iran is the only country with which Pakistan has “had age-old relations, based on...
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Pakistan’s new army chief: Nuclear ties with Saudis, US exit from Afghanistan, Riyadh’s anti-Iran drive. DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 1, 2013, 7:22 PM (IDT) Changing of Pakistani chiefs of staff Gen. Raheel Sharif, 57, who comes from a distinguished Punjabi military family, started work as new chief of Pakistan’s armed forces chief this weekend with…
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