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Pakistan vows co-op with Iran in retrieving abducted guards

Tehran, The Embassy of Pakistan deeply regrets the abduction of 12 Iranian border guards near the Pakistan-Iran border point of Mirjaveh on Oct 16 2018. Pakistan condemns all incidents of terrorism and is committed to cooperation with Iran in retrieving its guards.

In a press released Thursday, the Pakistani Embassy said the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmoud Qureshi also discussed the situation with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in a telephonic all on October 17. Foreign Minister Qureshi expressed his deep regret and serious concern over the incident.

He assured Foreign Minister Zarif of Pakistan's fullest cooperation and said such incidents are the handwork of our common enemies unhappy with the existing close, friendly relations between Pakistan and Iran. He reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment of not allowing anyone to succeed in such malicious efforts and note that Pakistan and Iran have shared a border of peace and friendship which would be maintained in the same spirit.

The Embassy of Pakistan in Tehran expressed its solidarity with the people of Iran and reiterates that Pakistan condemns the terrorist activities being perpetrated by those nefarious elements which want to sabotage relations between out brotherly countries.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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