Rahmani Fazli

Interior Minister vows to tighten security at Iran’s Saravan border region

TEHRAN (FNA)- Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli vowed to overcome the deficiencies in border control in Saravan region in Southeastern Iran, where 14 border guards were killed in a terrorist attack last month .

14 Iranian border guards were killed and 6 more were injured during the terrorist attack by outlaws in Saravan border region in Sistan and Balouchestan late last month.

“The border control vacuums in Saravan region will be filled soon and the borders of Sistan and Balauchestan will be controlled more seriously and precisely,” Fazli told reporters.

He said that Iran has discussed the Saravan terrorist attack with Pakistani officials.

“Serious and precise protection of Sistan and Balouchestan borders is now even under more attention than before and those parts the border which have not been sealed will be controlled within the next six months, specially in Saravan region.”

The terrorists who have reportedly been members of the outlawed Jeish Al-Adl radical Sunni Wahhabi movement fled into Pakistan after the operation in Iran’s Southeastern Sistan and Balouchestan province last month.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in a statement vowed to take action against terrorists after the cross-border attack in Saravan.

“Under the present crucial juncture that the Islamic establishment is going through a sensitive historical juncture and is trying to gain a major achievement in area of nuclear talks strategic achievement, terrorist actions under the command and support of the spy agencies of the arrogant and colonial powers will not be able to harm the sincere and determined will of the Iranian nation,” parts of the IRGC statement read.

“The Sirkan (in Saravan of Sistan and Baluchestan) crime should remind the alleged advocates of global terrorism and those interested in establishing ties with the Islamic Republic that the Iranian nation has never been unaware of the masterminds of plots who direct terrorist acts by the counterrevolutionary forces against it and it will consider it in its strategic calculations through monitoring and realistic analysis,” the statement added.

The statement further reminded the positive security measures taken by the IRGC in the last several years in Sistan and Balouchestan, which could improve the security conditions in the area, and said, “Foes and enemies of the Islamic Revolution should rest assured that such attacks can never harm the unity and solidarity of the ruling system and the people in Southeastern Iran, and would rather strengthen their unity.”

“Defenders of the Islamic Revolution and borders of the country will continue combating the anti-revolutionaries, outlaws and aggressive terrorists decisively and powerfully in future,” the IRGC underlined in its statement.

By Fars News Agency 


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