Tehran under hard-line President Ebrahim Raisi has repeatedly tried to blame Washington for the delay in reaching an accord. Monday was reported to have been a deadline for Iran's response.
The discussion centered on Afghanistan and other bilateral issues, with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan underscoring his country's vital interest in a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi hailed Col. Hassan Sayyad Khodaei as a martyr and blamed ‘the hand of global arrogance’—a reference to the United States and its allies, including Israel, for his slaying.
Abolhassan Banisadr had fled Iran after being impeached for challenging the growing power of clerics as the nation became a theocracy.