News ID: 233172
Published: 0329 GMT October 22, 2018

Zarif: Pakistan vows to increase military presence on common border

Zarif: Pakistan vows to increase military presence on common border

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Pakistan vowed to increase its military presence on the common border after terrorists kidnapped 12 Iranian border guards and took them to Pakistan.

Zarif said negotiations are underway between the two neighbors on the issue, ICANA reported.

Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Forces, Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, traveled to Pakistan on Monday to pursue the issue.



Head of the IRGC Public Relations Department Brigadier General Ramazan Sharif confirmed the trip, saying that the IRGC is keeping efforts to release the Iranian border guards abducted by the terrorists.

“From the very beginning of the kidnapping incident, the IRGC has put forward special and immediate efforts to secure the release of the Iranian border guards and deal with terrorists backed by foreign intelligence agencies,” he said on Monday. 

On Sunday, Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group published photos of the kidnapped border guards.

It also claimed that they have seized a large amount of weapons at the time of capturing the Iranian forces in Mirjaveh. They also announced the names of the guards on Monday.

Last Tuesday, the IRGC Ground Force said in a statement a number of its troops and local Basij forces had been abducted at a border post southeast of Iran last Monday.

It said a number of local Basij forces and the border regiment forces stationed at a border post in Mirjaveh region in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan were abducted after acts of treason and collusion involving an element or elements of the counterrevolutionary groups who had infiltrated the country.

The statement added that the Iranian defense and security forces along the border areas have launched a manhunt to catch the outlaws, terrorists and infiltrators and are taking serious measures to free the abductees.




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