Iran parliament approves bill on accord with Pakistan

The bill is intended to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in combating terrorist groups operating in border areas

Iran parliament approves bill on accord with Pakistan

World Bulletin/News Desk

Iranian parliament approved on Sunday the Tehran-Islamabad enhanced security cooperation act, Dawn reported.

According to Iranian news agency Irna, the bill is intended to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in combating terrorist groups operating in border areas.

Groups have carried out several attacks on Iranian border guards deployed along the border between Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan province and Pakistan since 2004.

The capture of Iranian border guards earlier this month, along with the killing of 14 Iranian soldiers last November, was claimed by Jaish al-Adl.

The Iranian parliament approved general terms of the bill with 187 votes in favour, 14 against and six abstentions.

Dawn stated the bill contains working methods, costs and other issues.

Pakistan and Iran signed the accord in February last year to take stringent measures to combat terrorism and human and drug trafficking.

Last Mod: 07 Nisan 2014, 11:10
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