In a move that has shocked the world, Iran has condemned the recent militant attack in the Panjgur district of Balochistan province in Pakistan. According to Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif, the attack was an act of terrorism and goes against international law. Zarif stated that such attacks should not be tolerated and that those responsible must be held accountable. He also called for increased security cooperation between the two countries to prevent similar incidents from taking place in future. In this blog post, we’ll explore more about the incident and what it means for Iran-Pakistan relations going forward.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman condemns militant attack in Panjgur
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Abbas Mousavi, has condemned the militant attack in Panjgur, Pakistan. He said that such terrorist attacks against innocent people are “unacceptable”. Mousavi also expressed Iran’s readiness to cooperate with Pakistan in order to maintain peace and stability in the region.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister condemns the attack
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has condemned the attack on a convoy of security forces in Panjgur district, Balochistan. “I strongly condemn the terrorist attack in Panjgur. My deepest condolences go to the families of the security personnel who lost their lives,” he said in a statement. Khan said that such cowardly attacks will not deter the government from its resolve to bring peace and stability to Balochistan. He added that the perpetrators of this heinous act will be brought to justice.
The attack killed 11 Iranian border guards
On Sunday, Iran condemned an attack by Pakistani militants on a border post in the Panjgur district of Pakistan’s Balochistan province that killed 11 Iranian border guards.
In a statement, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said that “the terrorists who attacked the border guard post in Panjgur district in Pakistan’s Balochistan province on Saturday are enemies of peace and stability in the region.”
The ministry also called on Pakistan to take “decisive action” against the militants and bring them to justice.
The attack took place late on Saturday night when a group of militants stormed the border post and opened fire on the guards. Eleven guards were killed and four others were wounded in the attack.
Iran’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Mehdi Honardoost, also condemned the attack and said that such acts of terrorism will not be tolerated. He also called on Pakistan to take action against those behind the attack.
The Baloch Liberation Army claims responsibility for the attack
The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) has claimed responsibility for the attack on a Pakistan Army vehicle in Panjgur district of Balochistan province. In a statement released to the media, the BLA said that its fighters carried out the attack using an improvised explosive device (IED). The statement further said that the attack was carried out in response to Pakistan’s “continued military operations” in Balochistan.
This is not the first time that the BLA has claimed responsibility for an attack in Panjgur district. In May 2017, the group had claimed responsibility for an IED attack on a Pakistani Army convoy in Panjgur which had killed four soldiers and injured several others. The BLA is a separatist militant group that has been fighting against Pakistan for the independence of Balochistan province. The group has carried out numerous attacks on Pakistani security forces as well as civilians over the years.
Tensions between Pakistan and Iran
Pakistan and Iran have a long history of tensions, with both countries vying for regional supremacy. The latest manifestation of these tensions came to a head in early 2018 when Pakistan closed its border with Iran after a spate of militant attacks in Balochistan.
The Pakistani government blamed the attacks on Iranian-backed militants and accused Tehran of having a hand in them. This led to a sharp deterioration in relations between the two countries, with each accusing the other of orchestrating terrorist attacks on their soil.
The closure of the border has had a devastating effect on trade between the two countries, with businesses on both sides suffering losses. There is also a sense of unease among people living along the border, as they now feel cut off from family and friends on the other side.
With no end in sight to the tensions between Pakistan and Iran, it seems likely that this stand-off will continue for some time to come.
In conclusion, Iran has strongly denounced the militants’ attack on Panjgur district in Baluchistan. They have vowed to take the necessary steps to ensure that justice is served and the perpetrators are brought to justice. The Iranian government will also continue to provide assistance and support for those affected by this violent crime. It is important that all countries work together in order to create a safe environment free from violence and fear, so that everyone can lead peaceful lives.