Senior MP: Iran’s special forces ready to release abducted border guards

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Iran ready to wipe out Jaish-ul-Adl terrorists: MP

A senior Iranian lawmaker has held the Pakistani government responsible for the lives of the kidnapped Iranian border guards, expressing Tehran’s readiness to free the abductees.


Iran’s leader urges regional unity in Afghan visit

In his first visit to Afghanistan as Iran’s president, Hasan Rouhani has called for regional unity while at the same time saying international forces brought “destruction” to Afghanistan.


Pakistan to extend help to recover Iranian guards

Pakistan said on Thursday it would extend all possible cooperation to Iran for the recovery of the guards abducted by a militant group.


EU, US voice support for nuclear talks with Iran

The European Union and the United States have voiced support for their ongoing negotiations with Iran in an effort to fully resolve the decade-old dispute over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.


FM writes letter to UN chief over abducted diplomat, border guards

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote a letter Wednesday to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to clarify fate of kidnapped Iranian diplomat in Yemen and five Iranian border guards abducted by a terrorist group in Pakistan.


Iran slams AL statement over ownership of PG islands

Tehran has rejected a statement by the Arab League (AL) supporting the United Arab Emirates’ claim over three Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf.


FM calls for commitment of Iran, West to their obligations

 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that both Iran and the West need to meet their commitments in order to reach a comprehensive and final agreement.


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