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Iranian Parliament endorses security deal with Pakistan

TEHRAN: Iranian parliament has endorsed the security cooperation agreement between Pakistan and Iran, citing Iranian media, ARY News reports.

According to Iranian media, the bill is intended to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in combating terrorist groups operating in border areas.

Terrorist groups have carried out several attacks on Iranian border guards deployed along the border between Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan province and Pakistan since 2004.

The Iranian parliament approved general terms of the bill with 187 votes in favour, 14 against and six abstentions.

It had earlier been adopted by the Iranian cabinet and submitted to parliament on March 31 last year.

Pakistan and Iran had signed the accord in February last year to take stringent measures to combat terrorism and human and drug trafficking.

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