RAWALPINDI: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday telephoned Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and informed him about the US action to kill Iran Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani.
During the telephonic conversation, the US Secretary of State said that they were protecting American interests in the region, adding that Iran is exacerbating the situation in the region.
Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) also confirmed that Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa received a call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and discussed regional situation following recent escalation in Mideast after the US killing of Iranian top military commander.
COAS received telephone call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Regional situation including possible implications of recent escalation in Middle East was discussed. (1of2).
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) January 3, 2020
COAS Bajwa also reiterated the need for maintaining focus on success of Afghan Peace Process.