Roknabadi seen alive in S. Arabia, claims on his death not acceptable: Senior MP

Boroujerdi dismissed as unacceptable claims that Roknabadi has died in Mina, and said his abduction theory remains a very strong possibility.

Chairman of parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi rejected claims that Tehran’s former ambassador to Beirut, Ghazanfar Roknabadi, who went missing during the recent crush in Saudi Arabia is dead, and said there is a growing body of evidence which indicates he may have been abducted in Saudi Arabia.

“Based on documented evidence, eyewitnesses have seen Roknabadi alive and being taken to a hospital, but after that there has been no reliable news about his situation and whereabouts,” Boroujerdi said on Tuesday.

He said that the Saudi government should account for the fate of all Iranian nationals missing since the Mina incident, and added given the important position of Roknabadi, his fate should come to light very soon.

Boroujerdi dismissed as “unacceptable” claims that Roknabadi has died in the Mina incident, and said, “Roknabadi’s abduction theory remains a very strong possibility as long as the Saudi government doesn’t return his body to Iran.”

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