TEHRAN: Iran’s interior minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli warned Pakistan that if it does not take action to recover Iranian border guards, Iranian military forces will enter Pakistan.
Commenting on the latest developments regarding the recent abduction of five Iranian border guards, the minister said that Iranian officials will meet with Pakistani border security forces today, Mehr News Agency reported.
Five Iranian border guards were abducted in Jakigour region in Iran’s Sistan and Balochistan Province on February 6 and transferred to the Pakistani territory.
The so-called Jaish-ul-Adl group claimed responsibility for the abductions.
Footage of the kidnapped border guards were published on Feb 15 for the first time
Rahmani Fazli said the Iranian Foreign Ministry has also conveyed Tehran’s strong objection to Pakistani Ambassador to Iran Noor Mohammad Jadmani, and an Iranian delegation is due to visit Pakistan soon to discuss the issue with Pakistani officials.