Escalating Tensions: The Future of Pakistan-Iran Relations

Iran attacked terrorists inside Pakistan, prompting Pakistan to carry out attacks on separatists inside Iran, leading to tensions between the two countries. Pakistan claims the attacks were specific and coordinated strikes on separatist hideouts in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchistan province. Iran has demanded an explanation from Pakistan regarding the attacks, which resulted in civilian casualties in Pakistan. The Iranian state media reported explosions in Saravan, indicating that minorities were killed. Despite Iran’s escalation of tensions, it is unlikely to lead to further escalation due to its limited military capacity and domestic challenges. It is possible that Iran is asserting its dominance in the region by targeting neighboring countries.