26 Feb 2024
Monday 6 August 2012 - 14:02
Story Code : 4056

Iran denies Iranians seized in Syria include military members

Iran denies Iranians seized in Syria include military members
By Bloomberg

Iranfirmly rejects claims that a group of people abducted by Syrian rebels near Damascus include members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Iranian deputy foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said.

All the individuals are pilgrims who sought to visit holy sites in Damascus to commemorate the birth of one of the Muslim Shiite Imams, Amir-Abdollahiansaidin an interview with the state-run Al-Alam news channel.

Those who carried out this operation had pre-planned it and they have kidnapped Iranians before, he said in a report published on Iranian state televisions website. Their aim is to put pressure on Iran to end its support for the Syrian nation.

 

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