IRGC Underscores Tough Line on Terror

IRGC Underscores Tough Line on TerrorIRGC Underscores Tough Line on Terror

A senior commander said Iranian security forces either kill or arrest any terrorists seeking to approach Iranian borders.

Lieutenant General Mohammad Pakpour, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps's Ground Forces, made the statement in a press conference in Tehran on Saturday, Press TV reported.

"For sure, Daesh [an Arabic acronym for the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group] likes to make our country insecure, too, but they do not advance beyond the limits that we have designated. And if they do, they will be annihilated, just as they came and were annihilated last year and this year and some of them were even arrested," he said.

The IRGC commander said Iranian security forces are daily engaging counter-revolutionary elements in the country's southeastern borders but the elements find no path to enter because of the fortification of the borders and the strong presence of Iranian forces.

"To the northwest of the country and beyond the borders, many consulates have been set up to revive dead outfits and provoke them against us," he said.

Pakpour stressed that "70% of the security" in Iran's southeast are provided by locals.

Touching on Iran's military advisory support for some regional countries in their campaign against terrorism, Pakpour said the Islamic Republic has ties with different states and that some of them have requested such assistance.

"A defense-security exercise by the IRGC Ground Forces, dubbed 'Great Prophet II', will begin in central and northeastern Iran on February 20," he announced.

Pakpour noted that all operations by the IRGC Ground Forces in reconnaissance and combat fields are conducted by drones.


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