Iran urges Pakistan to instantly take all necessary measures to free Iranian abductees

ایران و پاکستان

Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Qassemi has urged the Pakistani government to instantly take all necessary measures to free a group of Iranian border guards abducted by wicked terrorists.

On Tuesday morning, 14 Iranian border guards were abducted by a terrorist group in Mirjaveh region of Sistan and Baluchestan province on the border with Pakistan.

In reaction, Bahram Qassemi condemned the move, saying the ministry has asked Pakistan to immediately implement all necessary measures.

“This afternoon, the foreign minister’s assistant on West Asia affairs asked the Pakistani ambassador that the country’s government immediately takes all measures to set free Iranian border forces and arrest the wicked terrorists,” he noted.

Qassemi said Islamabad is expected to do all it can within the framework of bilateral ties, the principle of good neighbourliness and commitments resulting from bilateral agreement and international law.

He said the Pakistani ambassador has been asked to relay the message to Islamabad and inform the Iranian foreign ministry of the response.

“Pakistani envoy expressed his deep regret over the incident and said he would inform Iranian officials about his country's measures as soon as possible,” he said.

The spokesman said Iran’s ambassador in Islamabad has also met local officials and “called for serious action by the Pakistani government to free Iranian border guards and deal with Takfiri and terrorist groups who attack Iran’s border areas from Pakistan and carry out subversive actions, abduction, murder and crime.”

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