Terror Moves Across Borders Under Close Watch

Terror Moves Across Borders Under Close Watch    Terror Moves Across Borders Under Close Watch

A senior military commander said Iran's armed forces are fully prepared to counter security threats and will never be surprised by terrorist moves.

"The intelligence forces of the Armed Forces and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps have the slightest moves of Takfiri groups on their intelligence radar and any threat on their part will be defeated behind the borders," Army Commander Lieutenant General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said in a public address in Tehran on Friday, according to Press TV.

A Takfiri is an extremist who accuses followers of some Islamic sects of heresy. Pourdastan noted that Iranian intelligence experts are analyzing all hostile moves on the ground, at sea and in air, and defense capabilities are developed to deal with the enemy threats.

The commander said Takfiri groups are currently the main threat to the country and reiterated the armed forces' full preparedness to counter them.

Pourdastan emphasized that the "proxy war" waged by western powers in support of Takfiri groups is a threat against Iran, which would be repelled outside borders. The commander's remarks came a day after Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said Iran's military forces are fully prepared to defend the country and make any aggressor regret their action.

"Iran's armed forces have proved that they will make regional and extra-regional powers regret if they lay greedy eyes on this country," Dehqan said in the northern port city of Bandar Anzali on Thursday.