March 27, 2014
Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged the United Nations help to
secure the release of Iranian border soldiers abducted by Sunni
extremists, media reported Thursday.
Zarif sent a message to UN chief Ban Ki-moon Wednesday evening
demanding action from the international community, saying “mere
condemnation of acts of terrorism is not enough”.
His urgent plea to the UN chief came after Jaish-ul Adl, the rebel
group operating in southeast Iran, claimed to have killed one of the
five abducted soldiers and threatened further executions.