ISLAMABAD Irans intelligence agents mounted a complicated cross-border operation and freed an Iranian diplomat kidnapped in 2008 by gunmen in Peshawar Pakistan. The Iranian diplomat has been recovered by the Iranian intelligence agencies, Irans Ambassador to Pakistan Mashaallah Shakeri told reporters during a press conference held in the Iranian Embassy in Islamabad Tuesday. Unveiling the details of the operation, he said Heshma-tollah Attarzadeh of Irans Peshawar Consulate was rescued by a team of Iranian intelligence agencies during a complicated operation and took him back to Iran. However he did not share any further details. When asked to mention the place from where the diplomat was recovered, Mr Shakeri said, He was recovered from out of Iran. During the press conference, representatives of the national and international media tried their best to compel the Iranian Ambassador to at least reveal the name of the group involved in the kidnapping of the diplomat. However, Mr Shakeri replied Iranian investigators have found involvement of a regional terrorist group in this heinous crime. According to Iranian TV iribnews, Iranian Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi blamed intelligence agencies of U.S. and Israel for supporting and funding the group, which kidnapped Iranian diplomat Heshmatollah Attarzadeh in Peshawar. When contacted by this correspondent on Tuesday, a senior official of Iranian Embassy in Islamabad Dr Mohammad Zabit also confirmed the statement of Iranian Intelligence Minister. According to Iranian TV, the Minister accused the U.S. and Israeli intelligence for closely cooperating with some intelligence forces in the region to kidnap the Iranian diplomat. They face Iran with all its forces, which violates their plans, Moslehi said. It is pertinent to mention that Iranian diplomat and his Pakistani bodyguard were kidnapped by armed gunmen on Nov. 13, 2008. Following the release of the Iranian diplomat, Pakistan says the security of Iranian nationals in the country is highly important for Islamabad. The Pakistani government remains committed to broad security cooperation with the Islamic Republic because security of the two countries is integrated with each other, a higher official of Foreign Office said on Tuesday when contacted on telephone.