Iran asks Pak to "clarify' its links with terror outfit Jondollah

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Tehran, Oct.21 (ANI): Iran has once again blamed Pakistan for Sunday's terror attack on the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRG) in which 42 people were killed, saying there is specific information that the perpetrators were hiding inside Pakistan and has asked Islamabad to 'clarify' its stance over reports regarding its links banned terror group, Jondollah.

Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said that the Sunni rebel group, which carried out a deadly bombing, was based in Pakistan.

"This terrorist grouplet has links with intelligence services which are based in the region, including in Pakistan and Afghanistan," The News quoted Mottaki, as saying.

"We will cut off the hands of those who support them (Jondollah) from our country," Mottaki added.

It is worth mentioning here that a hardcore Islamic terror group, Jondollah, had taken the responsibility for the attack.

Meanwhile, Iran's Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi has asked Islamabad to 'clarify' its stance over reports regarding its links with Jondollah.

Moslehi alleged that Pakistan's premier intelligene agency, the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) has close links with Jondollah.

Pakistan, however, dismissed allegations of supporting the terror group, saying Sunday's attack was aimed at spoiling ties with Tehran.

"There are forces which are out to spoil our relations with Iran. But our ties are strong enough to counter these machinations," Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Abdul Basit said.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has already asked the Pakistan Government to quickly apprehend and hand over 'some security agents' to Tehran who were reportedly involved in the attack on the Revolutionary Guards.

"We were informed that some security agents in Pakistan are cooperating with the main elements of this terrorist incident... We regard it as our right to demand these criminals from them,' Ahmadinejad had said earlier.

According to a television reports, Iran's Foreign Ministry had summoned a senior Pakistani diplomat in Tehran, saying there was evidence 'the perpetrators of the attack came to Iran from Pakistan.' (ANI)

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