TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Any move to foment insecurity in Iran will face crushing response from the country’s armed forces, Iranian first vice-president underlined.
Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Eshaq Jahangiri reiterated that Iran enjoys “very good” security indexes, but noted that the country is not even satisfied with such a high degree of security.
He then underscored the great stability and security in Iran, particularly across the border provinces, and added, “The country’s armed forces will decisively respond to those who attempt to disrupt the country’s security.”
“The enemies are trying to foment insecurity in Iran,” Jahangiri said, and asserted that enemies will never succeed to hatch their plots.
His comments came after unknown armed men on April 30 kidnapped an Iranian fencing champion and two of his friends in the southeast of the country near Pakistan’s borders.
Member of Iran’s national fencing team, Hamed Sedaqati, and his friends were driving from the port city of Chabahar to Zahedan, the capital of Sistan and Baluchestan Province, on Wednesday night when gunmen opened fire on their car near the southeastern border city of Khash.
One of the three men died on the spot after being shot in the head.
The attackers then took away the fencer and his companion to an unknown location. The motive behind the abduction is not yet known.
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