Iran ramps up pressure on Pakistan over blast | The Daily Star
11:00 PM, October 20, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:00 PM, October 20, 2009

Iran ramps up pressure on Pakistan over blast

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Iran ramped up pressure on Pakistan yesterday, saying the group accused of launching a deadly suicide attack in the Islamic republic is based on its territory, a charge strongly denied by Islamabad.
Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said that members of the group accused of carrying out the attack on the elite Revolutionary Guards in southeastern Iran regularly criss-cross the frontier between Pakistan and Iran.
"They cross into Iran illegally. They are based in Pakistan," Mottaki said without naming the group directly.
"The hands of those behind the crimes in southeast Iran must be cut."
Iran's Intelligence Minister Heyder Moslehi demanded that Pakistan "clarify" its position regarding the accused group. The shadowy Jundallah (Soldiers of God), a rebel Sunni group has claimed the bombing.

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