18 October 2018 - 18:09
News ID: 441106
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Rasa - Spokesman Bahram Qassemi announced that the Iranian Foreign Ministry has called Pakistani ambassador to Tehran into the ministry over the kidnapping of Iranian border guards by a Pakistan-based terrorist group.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi addresses reporters during his weekly news briefing in Tehran in this undated photo.

RNA - The foreign ministry mouthpiece broke the news late on Tuesday condemning the terrorist operation describing the incident as a "malicious act of terror" carried out by a "Takfiri terrorist group".

 

“This afternoon, the Aide to Iranian Foreign Minister for West Asia Affairs demanded that the Pakistani ambassador mobilize all efforts and take all necessary actions to ensure the release of Iranian border guards and arrest the vicious terrorists within the framework of bilateral relations and the principle of good neighborliness and based on the commitments vowed under bilateral agreements and in accordance with the regulations of international law.”

 

He also said the Pakistani ambassador was called upon to immediately convey Iran’s demands to Islamabad and expound on the results of the measures taken by Pakistani government.

 

According to Fars News Agancy, Ghasemi further pointed out that the Iranian ambassador to Pakistan had met with Pakistani local officials and called for Pakistani government’s serious actions and firm response to armed, and Takfiri terrorist groups which use Pakistan’s soil to attack Iranian border areas and conduct acts of sabotage, kidnapping, murder and other criminal acts.

 

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force issued a statement on Tuesday blasting the foreign enemies for the abduction of 14 Iranian Basijis (volunteer forces) and border guards by a terrorist group in Mirjaveh border, in Southeastern Sistan-Balouchestan province on Monday night.

 

According to reports, the incident happened in Lulakdan village, near the border of Pakistan, at around 4 am local time.

 

The Iranian forces were participating in a plan to boost the security of Mirjaveh border unit.

 

No further details of the incident have been announced yet.

 

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