Official: Iran, Pakistan continue joint investigations into Saravan terrorist attack

TEHRAN (FNA)- Adviser to the Pakistani Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said Tehran and Islamabad are conducting a joint investigation into the recent deadly terrorist attack on Iranian border guards in Sistan and Balouchestan province.

“Consultations continue between Iran and Pakistan on the Saravan incident and joint investigations have been carried out in this regard,” Aziz told FNA on the sidelines of the ministerial meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) member states in Tehran on Tuesday.

“Tehran and Islamabad are (also) trying to make use of some mechanisms to strengthen security at their borders,” he added.

14 Iranian border guards were killed and 6 more were injured during the terrorist attack by outlaws in Saravan border region in Sistan and Balouchestan, Southeastern Iran, late last month.

The terrorists who have reportedly been members of the outlawed Jeish Al-Adl radical Sunni Wahhabi movement fled into Pakistan after the operation.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in a statement vowed to take action against terrorists after the cross-border attack in Saravan.

“Under the present crucial juncture that the Islamic establishment is going through a sensitive historical juncture and is trying to gain a major achievement in area of nuclear talks strategic achievement, terrorist actions under the command and support of the spy agencies of the arrogant and colonial powers will not be able to harm the sincere and determined will of the Iranian nation,” parts of the IRGC statement read.

“The Sirkan (in Saravan of Sistan and Baluchestan) crime should remind the alleged advocates of global terrorism and those interested in establishing ties with the Islamic Republic that the Iranian nation has never been unaware of the masterminds of plots who direct terrorist acts by the counterrevolutionary forces against it and it will consider it in its strategic calculations through monitoring and realistic analysis,” the statement added.

The statement further reminded the positive security measures taken by the IRGC in the last several years in Sistan and Balouchestan, which could improve the security conditions in the area, and said, “Foes and enemies of the Islamic Revolution should rest assured that such attacks can never harm the unity and solidarity of the ruling system and the people in Southeastern Iran, and would rather strengthen their unity.”

“Defenders of the Islamic Revolution and borders of the country will continue combating the anti-revolutionaries, outlaws and aggressive terrorists decisively and powerfully in future,” the IRGC underlined in its statement.

By Fars News Agency


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