04 May 2017

News Story: Pakistan, Iran to enhance border security, revive hotline

ISLAMABAD, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan and Iran agreed on Wednesday to boost border security and revive hotline between border security forces of the two countries.

The agreement came one week after 10 Iranian border guards were killed in clashes with militants in southeastern Iran near the Pakistani border.

Iranian leaders had alleged that the gunmen had "used Pakistani soil for the attack."

A militant group called "Jaish ul-Adl" had claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement.

Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesman Nafees Zakaria had stated that the incident had occurred inside the Iranian territory. He condemned the attack and sent condolences to the Iranian leadership and the bereaved families.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday morning, held talks with Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on various issues, including border security.

Read the full story at Xinhua