Iran wants Pakistan to extradite terrorists

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has once again called on Pakistan to apprehend and extradite the perpetrators of a recent terrorist attack on Iranian border guards.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said on Tuesday that Tehran seeks the implementation of the security agreement between Iran and Pakistan and the extradition of the terrorists behind the October 25 attack to the Islamic Republic.

Fourteen Iranian border guards were killed and three others were injured in the attack that took place in the border region of Saravan in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan-and-Baluchestan.

The assailants had infiltrated into Iran from Pakistan and fled back to Pakistani territory following the attack.

In February, Iran and Pakistan signed a security agreement, under which both countries are required to cooperate in preventing and combating organized crime, fighting terrorism and countering the activities that pose a threat to the national security of either country.

Afkham said Iran’s embassy in Pakistan is pursuing the issue and a number of Iranian officials will pay a visit to Islamabad as soon as possible.

Zarif’s visit to France

Commenting on a visit by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to France, Afkham said he will hold talks with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius.

Afkham added that the two foreign ministers will discuss bilateral as well as important regional and international issues such as Iran’s nuclear energy program and the ongoing crisis in Syria.

Zarif left Iran’s capital, Tehran, on Tuesday for Paris to participate in the 37th Session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), where he is slated to deliver a speech as a special guest.

After wrapping up his visit to Paris, Zarif will head to Geneva, Switzerland, where the next round of the negotiations between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the United States, China, Russia, France and Britain – plus Germany will be held on November 7-8.

By Press TV


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