Iran, Turkey cooperating to find clues to Asgari's abduction
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Tehran, Jan 4, IRNA -- Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Iran and Turkey were cooperating to find clues to the abduction of former Iranian deputy defense minister Alireza Asgari.
Talking to reporters Tuesday morning, he outlined measures taken by the Iranian foreign ministry to clarify the issue.
He said the abduction of Asgari was at the top of the agenda in numerous talks with Turkey and Iran was trying to find clues to the issue with the help of Turkey.
Pointing out that the Zionist regime press has officially acknowledged that Asgari has been in Israeli prisons, he said the Zionist regime is responsible for the safety and life of Asgari.
Mehmanparast further described the act of the Zionist regime in kidnapping Asgari and four Iranian diplomats in Lebanon as clear cases of state terrorism.
The foreign ministry spokesman said his ministry was following up the case through political and legal channels, noting that Foreign Ministry Caretaker Ali Akbar Salehi has already corresponded with the United Nations Secretary General and the International Committee of Red Cross on the case.
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