IRGC commander in Pakistan to press for freedom of captives

Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, the commander of the ground forces of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. (Wikimedia) October 22, 2018 Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has announced that the commander of its ground forces has traveled to Pakistan to pursue the issue of 12 Iranian captives. Iran’s ISNA quotes a spokesperson of IRGC [...]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Pakistan|

Iran urges joint operations with Pakistan to release hostages

A Pakistani border security official (R) and an Iranian border official meet at Zero Point in the Pakistan-Iran border town of Taftan, October 16, 2018. (AFP) October 20, 2018 Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli called for immediate joint operation with Pakistan to secure the release of Iranian soldiers who have been kidnapped [...]

By |October 20th, 2018|Pakistan|

Separatists abduct Iranians in lawless border city

Iranian soldiers patrolling in the Sistan Baluchistan province. (Supplied) By Behnam Gholipour October 19, 2018 At dawn on Tuesday, October 16, a separatist Baluchi group abducted 14 border guards and military personnel near the town of Mirjaveh in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan. A day later, the Revolutionary Guards announced that the men had been [...]

By |October 19th, 2018|Iran, Pakistan|

Pakistan says ‘active’ efforts underway to recover Iran troops

a Pakistani border security official (R) and an Iranian border official meet at Zero Point in the Pakistan-Iran border town of Taftan, October 16, 2018. (AFP) October 18, 2018 Pakistan on Wednesday informed Iran that it had launched "active" efforts to locate 11 Iranian security personnel, including Revolutionary Guards intelligence officers, who were [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Pakistan|

Iran asks Pakistan to deal with ‘terrorists’ who abducted Revolutionary Guards

Mirjaveh in Iran road sign near the Pakistan Iran Border. (IRNA) October 17, 2018 Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has called on Pakistan to tackle suspected militants who kidnapped 14 members of Iranian security forces on October 16 on their shared border. "We expect Pakistan to confront these terrorist groups that are [...]

By |October 17th, 2018|Pakistan|

Iranian border guards kidnapped on border with Pakistan

Paratroopers belonging to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). (Getty) October 16, 2018 Fourteen Iranian security personnel, including Revolutionary Guards intelligence officers, were abducted on the volatile southeastern border with Pakistan on Tuesday, state media reported. The border guards were “abducted between 4 am and 5 am in the Lulakdan area of the [...]

By |October 16th, 2018|Iran, Pakistan|

Iran faces severe drug crisis, says UN drug abuse watchdog

An Iranian policeman walks past a cloud of smoke rising from a pile of drugs set on fire during an incineration ceremony of some 50 tons of illicit drugs in an annual ritual in Tehran, June 26, 2014. (apa) October 8, 2018 The Islamic Republic of Iran continues to witness a rise in [...]

By |October 8th, 2018|Afghanistan, Middle East, Pakistan|

Iran’s choice: Between Syria and Pakistan

Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmoud Quraishi greets his Iranian counterpart Jawad Zarif in Islamabad.  (AFP) By Amir Taheri September 28, 2018 Almost a week after the attack on a military parade in Ahvaz, southwest Iran, left dozens dead, there is still no consensus on who was responsible. As in all such cases, conspiracy [...]

By |September 28th, 2018|Pakistan, Syria|

For ‘Greater Iran’, Afghan, Pakistani fighters give their lives in Syria

Afghans fighting in Syria are probably one of the militant units controlled by Tehran. (AP) By Ali Hajizade September 21, 2018 As is known, the Iranian regime widely uses people from the Shiite communities of the neighboring countries in the Syrian war; mainly Iraq, Afghanistan, and Shiites from Pakistan to a lesser degree. This [...]

By |September 21st, 2018|Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria|

Iran lures Pakistani Shias to fight its war in Syria

Iran-backed Shia fighters march during a military-style training in the city of Najaf. (Reuters) By Suddaf Chaudry September 17, 2018 Members of Pakistan’s Shia community have been complaining that their relatives are victims of enforced disappearances, allegedly by the country’s security services, after returning from the Middle East. The families say their loved ones [...]

By |September 17th, 2018|Pakistan, Syria|