AVM (Retd) Ikram Ullah Bhatti (Defense Analyst): Washington and Tehran are important capitals for Pakistan and de-escalation between the United States and Iran is in the best interest of Pakistan. Regional peace is imperative for economic development of the region. Pakistan's narrative is clear and loud that it would not allow its soil to be used as launching pad against any country. It is appreciable that Iran and the US have agreed upon defusing the tension to avoid further escalation. Islamabad has always played an important role to bridge the gaps between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Pakistan is committed to convince the rivalry states to resolve all outstanding issues without posing threat to global peace. Pakistan is also playing a proactive role to facilitate Afghan reconciliation process. The complete withdrawal of US forces from the region is the legit demand of Taliban. China and Russia are highly concerned with the American presence in the region.