|Interior minister optimistic about release of Iranian border guards||
TEHRAN – Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli says he is optimistic that the five Iranian border guards who were abducted near Iran’s border with Pakistan last month would be freed soon.
“We have taken measures in all diplomatic, security… and military spheres to secure the release of the abducted border guards,” Rahmani Fazli told a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday.
“Also, we have conducted official and unofficial negotiations through the Foreign Ministry, and we hope that all these measure would lead to the release Iranian border guards,” he explained.
The Iranian guards were abducted in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan on February 6 and were transferred to Pakistan. Later, the so-called Jaish-ul-Adl terrorist group posted photos of the five men on twitter and claimed responsibility for the abduction.
On February 21, Iran and Pakistan announced that the two countries had set up a joint border committee to counter cross-border terrorism and specifically take measures to secure the release of the border guards.
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