NID: PAKISTAN-IRAN: CUTBACK IN MILITARY TIES

Created: 5/21/1984

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pamstan-iraN: Cutback In Military Tlea

Zia ordered ihe Foreign

oe,BV-oul not to 'eject-Iran's requests or more military assistance despite objections from me Finance Minis er. who advocates closer ties wtth Iran. Zla believesg-term intetostsare better served by not irritating the Arab slates

^JPTJ' Pakl8,Bn0 maintain good relations with Iran, butha expense ol its lies with other Persian Quit stales Zia's decision to stall on Iranian arms requests potentially jeopardizes

trong trade relations with Tehran. Iran isexport market, and there is no obvious alternative for manyagricultural and manufactured products. I

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