1130 GMT September 23, 2019
“Hereby, I extend my condolences over the sorrowful martyrdom of a group of courageous border guards, the innocent sons of the nation, by some armed outlaws,” Zarif said, according to IRNA.
“Iran’s diplomatic apparatus is not going to spare any efforts to follow the issue by using all available diplomatic channels to punish the sinister terrorists,” he said.
On Wednesday evening, nine Iranian border guards were martyred during an ambush attack by terrorists.
They were reportedly killed while patrolling in the city of Mirjaveh in Iran’s southeastern province of sistan-Baluchestan.
Mirjaveh is located 75 km east of the provincial capital city of Zahedan.