Pakistan Should Stand Accountable for Terror Attack in SE Iran: Larijani
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani condemned a recent terrorist attack in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan, which killed 27 security forces, and said the Pakistani government should be held accountable for failing to prevent it.
Speaking at an open session of the parliament on Sunday morning, Larijani offered his condolences over the martyrdom of 27 forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and said the terror attack caused deep sorrow for the Iranian nation.
He further emphasized that Iran’s Foreign Ministry and security organizations should carefully pursue and investigate the terrorist incident.
The Pakistani government should answer why the terrorist group planned and mounted the attack from the territory of this country, the parliament speaker added.
On Wednesday night when a number of IRGC forces were traveling between the cities of Zahedan and Khash, in Sistan and Balouchestan, their bus was hit by the suicide car bomb attack.
The IRGC’s Quds Base said in a statement that an explosives-laden car rammed into the bus, which was taking the personnel back to their homes.
The attack killed 27 IRGC members and injured 13 others.
The so-called Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Thursday there are clear links between the terror attack and spy agencies of some countries in the region and beyond, urging Iranian security organizations to seriously pursue the issue.