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IPFS News Link • Foreign Policy

Redrawing the map of Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan:

• by Abdus-Sattar Ghazali
 Ten days after he chaired a Congressional committee's hearing on Balochistan, Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher Friday (2/17) introduced a concurrent resolution in the congress, calling for an independent state for the Balochi people living in Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan.  
The resolution said "the people of Balochistan that are "currently divided between Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan, have the right to self-determination and to their own sovereign country and they should be afforded the opportunity to choose their own status among the community of nations, living in peace and harmony, without external coercion."
In a statement from his office, Rohrabacher, who is also the Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, said, "The Balochi, like other nations of people, have an innate right to self-determination.