Iran will use its domestically produced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to control its borders, the commander of Iran’s National Border Police said during a press conference in Tehran on Monday.
Brigadier General Hossein Zolfaqari said that some of the UAVs have been successfully tested and approved by the border police, adding, “We have informed the manufacturers of the UAVs about our needs.”
Iran continues talks with Pakistan to release Iranian border guards
In reply to a question about the three Iranian border guards who are under arrest in Pakistan, Zolfaqari said that a number of meetings have been held with Pakistani border police officials to ask them to release the Iranians as soon as possible.
Pakistani authorities announced on January 1 that they have arrested three Iranian border guards who had inadvertently crossed into southwestern Pakistan while chasing after smugglers, AP reported.
Zolfaqari also said that according to a bilateral treaty between the Islamic Republic and Pakistan, in which the two sides agreed to return the people or forces that unintentionally cross into each other’s borders, the Iranian border guards will hopefully be freed and returned to home.