Iranian Permanent envoy to the UN in a letter to the UN Secretary-General asked him to pursue the fate of four Iranian diplomats kidnapped in Lebanon about 40 years ago.

Iran PressAmerica: In his letter to Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General, Majid Takht-Ravanchi requested him to form a fact-finding committee to follow the case up.

In this letter, Iranian top diplomat said that 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, adding: "Evidence shows that they have been held in Israeli prisons, and are still alive."

"The UN chief is expected to support Tehran’s call for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to set up a fact-finding committee to investigate the fate of the missing Iranian nationals," He wrote in his letter which was written on the occasion of the 37th anniversary of the abduction of four Iranian diplomats.

Ahmad Motusalian, Mohsen Mousavi, Kazem Akhavan, and Taghi Rastegar-Moghadam were kidnapped by the Israeli mercenaries in 1982 in a military check-point in northern Lebanon. 207

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