Iran Summons Pakistani Envoy over Terrorist Attack on IRGC Forces
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry called in Pakistan’s ambassador to Tehran over a recent terrorist attack in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan that killed 27 IRGC personnel.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said the Pakistani ambassador, Rafat Masood, was summoned to the ministry and Iran’s strong protest over the fatal attack by Pakistani-based terrorist groups was conveyed to her.
A bus carrying IRGC personnel was traveling between the cities of Zahedan and Khash, in Sistan and Balouchestan on February 13, when it was targeted in a suicide car bomb attack. 27 IRGC members were killed and 13 others injured in the attack, claimed by the so-called Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group.
According to Qassemi, the Pakistani envoy was notified of a rise in the terrorist attacks against Iran launched form inside Pakistan and of Iran’s protest at such incidents, and was told that the Islamic Republic strongly expects the Pakistani government and army to take serious and decisive action against the bases and activities of the terrorist groups along the common border and not allow them to escalate insecurity and mistrust between the two countries with their terrorist and inhumane acts.
The Pakistani government was also urged to take immediate and necessary measures to detect and arrest perpetrators of the terrorist attack in Iran, Qassemi added.
He went on to say that the Pakistani ambassador said she would convey Iran’s message to Islamabad.