Iran's Foreign Ministry is to follow up, through the International Committee of the Red Cross, the return to the country of the former deputy defense minister kept by the Isreal regime, it was announced Sunday, ILNA reported.
Chairman of the Parliment National Security and Foreign Policy Commission
Ala'eddin Boroujerdi made the remarks commenting on the Tel Aviv's recent claim over the fate of Ali-Reza Asgari who according to the Isreal news sources was kidnapped from Istanbul, Turkey, to Israel and then martyred in the Isreal jails.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a Parliment session, Boroujerdi said the Isreal regime's media report was part of their misleading propaganda.
'Even if the report was true and Asgari has been martyred, Iran's Parliment and Government are seriously after the return of his body from the occupied Palestine,' Boroujerdi stressed.
He said that Caretaker of Iran's Foreign Ministry Ali-Akbar Salehi is to officially follow up Asgari's case through the ICRC on January 2.
Salehi has lately discussed the issue in a telephone conversation with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon asking for the return of Asgari's body to Iran if Israel claim over his alleged martyrdom was true.
Moreover, Boroujerdi said that Iran expected Turkey to identify and announce the names of those who were involved in the Asgari's kidnapping inside the Turkish territory.