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Region Can’t Afford War: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday expressed concerns over the growing tensions in US-Iran relations and said the region could not afford a war.

In the early hours of Wednesday, Iran launched missile attacks on two US military bases in Iraq in retaliation for the US drone strike on Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani whose killing has raised fears of a wider war in the war-torn Middle East.

“The region cannot afford war. It is not in anyone’s interest and will impact the global economy,” Qureshi said, according to a statement issued by the foreign minister’s spokesperson.

Qureshi added: “The ones who were attacked this morning are still assessing the damage. Initial reports suggest that there has been no loss of human life.”