Iran urges UN action on Saravan attack

Iran has called on the UN Security Council to take proper action in response to a recent terrorist attack in southeast Iran, which killed 14 Iranian border guards.

The Iranian border guards lost their lives and three others were wounded on the border region near the city of Saravan in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan on October 25.

In a letter to the president of the UN Security Council on Monday, Iranian Ambassador to the UN Mohammad Khazaei said that evidence indicates the Jaish-ul-Adl terrorist group carried out the terrorist attack by infiltrating Iran’s eastern borders from Pakistan.

“The UN Security Council’s proper response to this terrorist attack will send a strong message to this terrorist group and their supporters that such criminal actions by any group and at any time and place will not be tolerated,” Khazaei stated.

The Iranian official added that the Islamic Republic will take the necessary measures to bring the terrorist group to justice.

The Iranian diplomat added that the Islamic Republic expects the complete cooperation of the international community and its neighboring countries.

On October 26, Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned Pakistan’s chargé d’affaires in Tehran Sohail Siddiqui in protest against the terrorist attack, the perpetrators of which fled to Pakistan after the attack.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has called for an investigation into the incident, tasking the Foreign Ministry with taking the necessary measures to implement a border security agreement with Pakistan.

In February, Iran and Pakistan signed a security agreement, under which both countries are required to cooperate in preventing and combating organized crime, fighting terrorism and countering activities which pose a threat to the national security of either country.