TEHRAN- Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli today said the government in Islamabad should account for the execution of an Iranian border guard by Jeish al-Adl terrorist group in Pakistan and the insecurity at its joint borders with Iran.
"We don't officially confirm the martyrdom of one of the border guards," Rahmani Fazli told reporters on the sidelines of a meeting of Iranian governor-generals and governors in Tehran today. "Pakistan is responsible for maintaining security at its borders and if the terrorists are sheltered in Pakistan's territories, the country should officially account for it," he added. Rahmani Fazli said that based on a security agreement between the two countries, the Iranian and Pakistani officials have decided to increase cooperation to establish security at their joint borders "but we still take Pakistan responsible for maintaining security at its borders". His remarks came after the four abducted Iranian border guards who were released and handed over to Iranian officials returned home on Sunday morning, two months after their abduction. Informed source said on Sunday that the four have been released as a result of the efforts made by all concerned Iranian bodies and their pressures exerted on Jeish Al-Adl to release the abducted Iranian border guards, and added, "Consensus and cooperation of all the elders in the region rendered great help to this result." Meantime, Governor-General of Iran's Southeastern Sistan and Baluchistan province Ali Awsat Hashemi has confirmed the death of one of the five border guards, Jamshid Danayee-Far, and said Iran is waiting for the transfer of his body.