Pakistan on Thursday strongly denied it had any plans to send weapons to Syrian rebels, following reports that Saudi Arabia was holding talks with it about arming the opposition.

A Saudi source said Sunday that Riyadh was seeking Pakistani anti-aircraft and anti-tank rockets for forces fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad.

But Sartaj Aziz, the Pakistani prime minister’s adviser on foreign affairs, denied the claim, telling reporters Pakistan has not considered such a proposal. […]