Incident occurred to Afghan nationals took place in Afghanistan not Iran: Mousavi

TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) – Rejecting allegations accusing Iran for the death of Afghan nationals who sought to enter Iran illegally, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Sunday that the incident has occurred in Afghanistan territory, not the Iranian border.

Expressing Iran's condolences over the death of the Afghan nationals, Mousavi informed that Iranian border security guards reject any relativity with the incident.

He also voiced Iran's readiness for cooperation with Afghan officials to conduct required investigations on the incident in Afghanistan's territory.

Some baseless reports have claimed that on May 2, about 50 Afghan nationals who had entered Iran illegally had been arrested by border guards and "thrown into the Harirud River after being battered.

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