TEHRAN: Iran Monday alleged that eastern border with Pakistan has become a safe haven for training terrorists recruited by Saudi Arabia and supported by the United States.
“Unfortunately, Iran’s eastern border regions with Pakistan has become a safe haven for training and equipping terrorists recruited by Saudi Arabia and supported by the United States,” Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri said while speaking in a local ceremony.
“We will not tolerate this situation in the joint borders and expect the Pakistani officials to show responsibility, control their borders, arrest terrorists and shut down outlaws’ bases,’ Baqeri said, referring to Pakistani people and officials’ interest in Iran and its leadership.
“If continued, we will hit the terrorists’ safe havens anywhere they are,” the General was quoted by IRNA news agency as saying. Nuclear negotiators have always underlined the key role of Iran’s deterrence power in promotion of negotiations, he said.
Enemies have always confessed that military attack against Iran is very difficult and impossible, the commander said.General Baqeri said that enemies should know that they will be given an immediate, decisive and annihilating response for any aggression against Iran. General Baqeri praised sacrifices made by the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran to preserve the country’s security. “Enemies are trying to damage the country’s security using all available tools,” he said.
General Baqeri urged the Armed Forces to promote their scientific skills and equip themselves with sophisticated technologies in order to get prepared for countering various types of threats. Last week, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also visited Pakistan and asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to improve border security. Pakistani government has assured Iran that more additional troops will be deployed along its border. NNI