No evidence points to death of 4 abducted Iranian diplomats

TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) – Iranian Parliament's General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Thu. that there is no evidence pertaining to the death of four Iranian diplomats that were abducted by Israel in 1982.

“Just as Samir Quntar [a Hezbollah militant leader] was imprisoned by the Zionist regime and released 30 years later despite Tel Aviv’s repeated denials, the four abducted Iranian diplomats have been serving 36 yeas in detention in the Zionist regime’s prison and there is no evidence pertaining to their death,” wrote Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a tweet on Thursday.

His remarks came as Iran marked the 36th anniversary of the kidnapping of four Iranian diplomats by the Israeli regime. The diplomats were Seyyed Mohsen Mousavi, Ahmad Motevaselian, Taqi Rastegar Moqaddam and Kazem Akhavan, who were kidnapped in July 1982 on Lebanese soil. Given that the Lebanese territory was occupied by Israeli regime at that time, Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that “there is enough evidence proving they were transferred to the occupied lands.”

The statement also called for the establishment of an international fact-finding committee in order to shed light on the dimensions of the issue.

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