Contingency Plans to Tackle Security Challenges

Contingency Plans to Tackle Security Challenges    Contingency Plans to Tackle Security Challenges

Iran has contingency plans to deal with any potential threat to its security, the interior minister said.

“We have comprehensive contingency plans to protect and bolster security across the country, including at borders,” Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli was quoted as saying by IRNA, adding that it involves “coordinated action by all organizations.”

Fazli was speaking at a news conference with foreign media on Monday about recent remarks by Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari who said his country’s intelligence services had obtained information indicating that Iran, France and the United States were among countries being targeted for terrorist attacks.

“Information has been obtained from Iraqi intelligence sources that the countries to be targeted soon, before it occurred, are Europe in general, specifically France, as well as America and Iran,” Jaafari said on the sidelines of the international Syria talks in Vienna on Saturday, Reuters reported.

Though he did not specify whether the threat was from the so-called Islamic State militant group, whose gunmen and suicide bombers killed at least 130 people in a rampage in Paris on Friday.

Fazli said, “Iran has always been a target of terrorists. We are monitoring all potential threats. If we feel that developments in other countries, including Iraq, are creating threats at Iran’s borders, we will act.”

On the government’s plan to develop an electronic voting system for the forthcoming parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections, the minister said, “Vote casting and counting have not yet been conducted electronically in metropolises. The government aims to hold all-electronic elections in nine metropolises.”