Tehran (IP) - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran announced that the Mazar-e-Sharif tragedy has always been on the agenda in the negotiations with Afghan officials.

Iran PressIran News: The ceremony of the 24th anniversary of the martyrdom of diplomats and journalists of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, was held on Wednesday, August 10, in the presence of Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and the families of the martyrs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran.

On the 10th of August 1998, Mahmoud Sarmi, a reporter of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), was martyred along with eight members of the Iranian consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan.

On this occasion, the Public Culture Council named the 17th of Mordad (August10) of every year as Journalist's Day.

During the ceremony, Iran's Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, announced that it is the responsibility of Tehran's diplomatic system to follow up on the clarification of the various aspects of this incident with the officials of the governing body of Afghanistan.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran added that the issue of the martyrdom of Iranian diplomats in Mazar-e-Sharif has always been raised in various negotiations with Afghan officials, and the clarification of the dimensions of this incident and their accountability has been raised as a serious demand.


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