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Five abducted Iranian border guards return home

TEHRAN: Five of the 14 Iranian border guards who had been abducted on the border with Pakistan in October returned home following consultations with Pakistani diplomatic and military officials, Iranian media reported. The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Public Relations Department announced in a statement that the abductees returned to Iran Wednesday night after consultation and interaction with Pakistan. Last week, the Pakistani armed forces and law enforcement agencies safely recovered the five Iranian guards.…

US slaps sanctions against key Iranian paramilitary force

WASHINGTON: The US Treasury Department on Tuesday slapped sanctions on an Iranian paramilitary group along with a network of businesses that were providing it financing, as part of Washington’s campaign of maximum economic pressure against Tehran. In announcing the sanctions, Treasury said a network of more than 20 businesses known as the Bonyad Taavon Basij was financing the Basij Resistance Force, a component of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). It also accused the militia of sending child soldiers to…

Iranian President congratulates Imran Khan, invites him to Tehran

ISLAMABAD: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday called Prime Minister-designate and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan. The Iranian President congratulated him on his election victory. Both discussed bilateral relations and other matters of mutual interest. President Rouhani said that Pakistan and Iran are not merely neighboring countries but also bonded by religious and cultural values. He also invited Imran Khan for a formal visit to Iran which was gladly accepted. Imran Khan said he would visit…

Kashmir Solidarity Day observed in Tehran

ISLAMABAD: The Embassy of Pakistan in Tehran organized a ceremony on Friday to observe solidarity with the innocent Kashmiris of the Indian Occupied Kashmir who have been recently subjected to worst kind of brutalities by Indian forces, says a press release received here from Tehran. Ambassador of Pakistan to Iran Asif Durrani, in his speech, paid homage to the sacrifices of the valiant Kashmiris and said that the recent brutal use of force by the Indian forces had failed to suppress the indigenous struggle of the…