Pakistan, Iran attend Davos amid airstrike tensions

DAVOS, Switzerland — Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Anwar ul Haq Kakar and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian attended meetings in Davos on Wednesday, following Pakistan’s claim of an Iranian airspace violation that resulted in two child fatalities.

Pakistan reported early Wednesday that Iran had violated its airspace, hours after Iranian state media announced missiles targeted two bases of the militant group Jaish al Adl on Tuesday.

Islamabad warned of “serious consequences” and condemned the incident as “completely unacceptable,” according to a statement from Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has not yet commented on the accusation.

According to Iranian state media, Tuesday’s missile attacks were aimed at Jaish al Adl bases, known for attacking Iranian security forces along the shared border.

In response to the incident, Pakistan announced plans to recall its ambassador in Tehran and stated it would not allow the return of Iran’s envoy in Islamabad, who is currently in Iran, as per the Foreign Ministry spokesperson.

The developments follow Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ missile attacks on targets in Iraq and Syria on Monday.