Abducted Iranian border guards in good health: Official

Tehran, April 2, IRNA – Abducted Iranian border guards are in good health, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour said on Wednesday.

“The kidnapped Iranian border guards are safe; there is no verified information to substantiate the terrorists’ claim of murder of one of the kidnapped soldiers.”

He underlined that Foreign Ministry is seriously following the case of the abductees and seeks to secure their release.

“Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharifˈs upcoming visit to Tehran can help boost Tehran-Islamabad relations but it is not related to the border guardsˈ issue.”

The official noted that the date of Pakistan prime ministerˈs visit to Iran has not been already fixed.

Five Iranian border guards were kidnapped in Jakigour region in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan-Balouchestan on February 6 and taken to Pakistan.

The so-called Jaish-ul-Adl terrorist group claimed responsibility for the abduction.



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