Lawmaker Alaeddin Boroujerdi has regretted the recent attack on the Iran Consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat, saying that the Iranian parliament(Majlis) will investigate the incident.Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee said on Sunday that his parliamentary committee would probe the case.
“Given that a large number of Afghan nationals obtain visas from Iranian missions, enter Iran and mostly observe Iran ' s regulations when going back to their own country, we expect those Afghan citizens that receive the Iranian visa and travel to Iran to observe the laws of the Islamic Republic of Iran, ” Boroujerdi added.On Saturday, a group of Afghan protesters stormed the Iranian Consulate in Herat and broke the windows of the building. At least one person was killed and five others injured following clashes between police and protesters. Iran Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham condemned the assault as “unacceptable. ”
“While the staffers of our country’s offices in Afghanistan are trying to facilitate the legal transit of Afghan nationals to the Islamic Republic of Iran, such behaviors will obviously have negative consequences, ” Afkham said on Sunday.She noted that Iran Foreign Ministry had summoned Afghanistan ambassador to Tehran on Saturday to explain about the incident and convey the Islamic Republic’s call to Kabul for tighter security measures to prevent similar events.