"Pakistan should not let the terrorists get trained inside its territory."
News ID: 4753
Publish Date: 31 January 2011 - 23:41
TEHRAN, Jan. 31, 2011 - Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar stressed that his ministry is tracing terrorists activities in Pakistan, and asked Islamabad to take rigid action against terrorist training camps in the South Asian country.
"Pakistan should not let the terrorists get trained inside its territory," Farsnews quoted the minister as telling reporters here on Monday.
Asked whether anything has been done about the terrorists who are trained in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Mohammad-Najjar responded that the Interior Ministry is pursuing the matter after the recent terrorist incidents in Chabahar and Zahedan.
He added that the Islamic Republic of Iran is still pursuing its security talks with Pakistani officials.
On December 15, a suicide attack near a mosque in Southeastern Iran took the lives of at least 39 and wounded 93 people in a mourning ceremony held to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hossein (AS), Shiite Islam's third Imam.
The attack took place outside Imam Hossein Mosque in the port city of Chabahar, in Sistan and Balouchestan province, near the border with Pakistan.
The Pakistani-based Jundollah terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack. The notorious group has built a safe haven in Pakistan and escapes to this Eastern neighbor of the Islamic Republic each time it stages a terrorist operation in Iran.
Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar announced after Chabahar bombing that the terrorists who carried out the bombings had received their necessary trainings in Pakistan.
"A number of terrorists that are being trained beyond (Iran's) Eastern borders in Pakistan have carried out this terrorist attack," Najjar told reporters.
The Iranian official pointed out that the terrorists received equipment and training from foreign elements, adding that the Islamic Republic has warned Pakistan against providing a safe haven for terrorists.
Later, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi underlined his country's preparedness to work with Iran to identify and arrest the terrorists behind the recent bombing in Chabahar.