|Tehran calls on Pakistan to identify and hand over terrorists to Iran||
TEHRAN – The Iranian ambassador to Islamabad, Alireza Haghighian, has demanded Pakistan to immediately identify and extradite the terrorists who had killed 14 Iranian border guards on Friday night.
Ambassador Haghighian made the demand in a meeting with a Pakistani deputy foreign minister in Islamabad.
During the meeting, the Pakistani official condemned the terrorist incident and expressed condolence to the government and people of Iran.
The attack was carried out by armed men on Iran’s frontier with Pakistan near the city of Saravan in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
The Pakistani official also said the relevant organizations in his country would make every effort to deal with the issue.
On Saturday evening, the Iranian Foreign Ministry submitted a protest note over the border attack to the Pakistani Embassy in Tehran.
Iran urged Islamabad to take serious measures under the security agreements between the two countries to deal with and arrest the terrorists.
In February, Iran and Pakistan signed a security agreement which requires both sides to take strict measures to combat terrorism, human and drug trafficking.
Pakistan’s charge d’affaires to Tehran Sohail Siddiqui also expressed regret over the incident and said that he would convey Iran’s protest to the Pakistani government.
The BBC reported on Sunday that a group named Jaish al-Adl had claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack.
‘Terror incident exemplifies the spread of terrorism’
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that the deadly border attack is a “painful” example of the “spread of extremism” in the region.
“Extremism and terrorism recognizes no borders,” the top diplomat wrote on his Facebook.
In today’s world the security of countries is interlinked and for “maintaining our security we have no alternative other than helping establish security in the region,” the chief diplomat noted.
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|Last Updated on 28 October 2013 17:32|