Iran to Pursue Fate of Diplomats Abducted in Lebanon

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations called on the UN to help set up a fact-finding committee to shed light on the fate of four Iranian diplomats abducted in Lebanon some 40 years ago. In a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, Majid Takht Ravanchi said the Islamic Republic believes the four diplomats were handed over to Israeli forces immediately after the abduction in a region controlled by Tel Aviv at the time. “Evidence shows that they have been held in Israeli prisons, and are still alive,” the Iranian envoy added.