Iran lodges protest with Pakistan envoy against suicide bombing attack on Guards

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Iran has summoned Pakistani ambassador on Sunday after Tehran accused Pak of harbouring and providing safe haven to the terrorist organization who are responsible for the horrific terror attack on Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

According to ANI news reports, Iran has lodged an official protest in the country with Islamabad’s envoy over the suicide bombing terror attack in the Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchestan that claimed the lives of about 27 paramilitary forces.

Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson Bahrain Ghasemi said that he “explicitly conveyed” to Islamabad envoy Rafat Masoud that Iran expected Pakistan “to make a serious and decisive action” against the terrorist organization, Jaish al-Adl, and head, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) operating in Pakistan.

The Iranian government has urged Islamabad to take “immediate and necessary measures” in order to identify and further arrest the perpetuated of the terror attack, Ghasemi has said.

In a response to Iran, Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has on Sunday said a special team of the delegation will be sent to Iran in order to discuss the attack, also further promised Islamabad’s “cooperation”, saying the incident was “regrettable”.

The protest by Iran came after Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani has asserted that Pakistan should be held accountable for the attack. Al-Jazeera has quoted him as saying: “The Pakistani government should be held accountable for this act involving the group orchestrating and conducting the operation from their territory.”

He also underlined that Pak “cannot act irresponsibly”, saying “such behaviour will severely damage the level of cooperation” between both the nations.

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