Iran asks Pakistan to clarify kidnapped guard’s fate
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 2
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran has asked Pakistan government to clarify the fate of Jamshid Danaeifar, an Iranian border guard kidnapped last February.
"We have asked the Pakistani government to inform us about the fate of sergeant Danaeifar," Iranian interior ministry spokesman, Hossein Ali Amiri said, the Islamic Republic's official IRNA news agency reported Feb. 2.
Commenting on some claims that the border guard has sought asylum in the US, Amiri said that Pakistan should be more sensitive about the fate of Danaeifar.
He added that the interior ministry is seriously pursuing the kidnapped sergeant's fate.
Danaeifar and his four comrades (Sajjad Zahani, Mohammad Nezami, Ramin Hazrati and Jamshid Teimouri) were kidnapped on Feb. 6, 2014 by members of the Jaish-ul-Adl group in the Jakigour region of Iran's south eastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan.
On April 6, four Iranian soldiers were released by the Jaish-ul-Adl who had earlier claimed that they executed Danaeifar. Previously Iranian officials repeatedly announced that Danaeifar's fate was unclear as there was no accurate information about his situation.
An unofficial Iranian news website claimed that Danaeifar had entered the United States' territory on May 29, 2014 via a military plane and has sought political asylum in the US.
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