Iranian Minister Questions Pakistan’s Commitment to Border Security Deals
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli expressed deep sorrow over the deaths of 10 border guards in a terrorist attack launched from inside Pakistan and said Tehran will pursue the issue and Islamabad’s commitment to its security border deals.
In a message issued on Thursday, Rahmani Fazli condemned the cross-border attack by Takfiri terrorists in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan and offered his condolences to the bereaved families of those killed in the incident.
“We will definitely pursue the commitment of neighboring Pakistan to the security and border agreements (between the two countries) through diplomatic channels,” the minister said in the message.
Takfiri militants shot to death 10 Iranian border guards who were patrolling on the frontier with Pakistan on Wednesday.
The Iranian troops were martyred in an ambush by the terrorists in Mirjaveh in the Iran-Pakistan border’s zero-point.
A terrorist group calling itself Jaish al-Adl has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.
Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency late on Wednesday, Spokesman for the Iranian Police Brigadier General Saeed Montazer-al-Mahdi said the border guards were killed by long-range weapons firing from inside Pakistan.
The Pakistani government is to blame for the incident and they should be accountable for it, he added.