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Pakistan reacts strongly to Iranian minister's statement of sending troops

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office (FO) of Pakistan has said that the Iranian forces have no right to violate international laws and enter into Pakistani territories – ARY News reports.

According to details, the FO Spokesperson, Tasneem Aslam reacted strongly to the statement of the Interior Minister of Iran, Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli in which he had claimed to send Irani troops into Pakistani territory for the release of five of its abducted Border Guards and declared the statement as regrettable.

She stated that Pakistan has informed Iranian authorities that it has searched out the region and it is possible for the abductors and the guards to be present there in Iran.

The FO Spokesperson told that the security agencies of both the states are in touch with each other on the issue, the Iranian Interior Minister should not have issued such a statement.

Iran had said on Monday it would send forces into Pakistan to free five border guards believed to have been kidnapped by militants if Islamabad did not take measures to secure their release.

“If Pakistan doesn’t take the needed steps to fight against the terrorist groups, we will send our forces onto Pakistani soil. We will not wait for this country,” Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli was quoted as telling a semi-official news agency of Iran.

Iranian media reported that the guards were seized on Feb 6 in the Iranian province of Sistan-Balochistan by militants who allegedly took them across the border to Pakistan.

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