Iran border with Iraq fully secure: Interior Minister

An Iranian border guard (file photo)

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli says Iran’s western regions bordering the crisis-stricken Iraq are fully safe and secure.

“Complete security is established along the Iran-Iraq border and there is no security problem in this regard,” Rahmani Fazli told reporters on Saturday.

He gave the assurance that Takfiri terrorists would not be allowed to cross the border into Iran from neighboring Iraq.

“Takfiris who have destabilized certain parts of Iraq can, by no means, enter the territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he added.

The Iranian official also said the Islamic Republic is ready to offer necessary consultations for the establishment of sustainable security in neighboring countries, especially Iraq.

“However, the Islamic Republic of Iran will not send any military forces into neighboring countries, including Iraq to help establish security,” he added.

The Iraqi nation will definitely defeat Takfiri militants through national resolve and the guidelines of their clerics, Rahmani Fazli said.

Iraqi forces are continuing their battle against Takfiri terrorists as militants are advancing in Iraq, taking control of parts of the Arab country.

The so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Takfiri terrorist group has captured the two Iraqi provincial capitals of Tikrit in the Salahuddin Province and Mosul in the northern province of Nineveh.

Takfiri militants have threatened to take other Iraqi cities, including the capital, Baghdad.

On Friday, top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani issued a fatwa calling on people to take up arms and defend their country against the Takfiri militants.

By Press TV

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