Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says the ISIL terrorists pose no threat to the Islamic Republic.
“The ISIL [terrorist group] is not regarded as a threat to our country and the Iraqi people themselves will wipe out this group,” Dehqan said.
He added that Iran’s western border regions are fully secure, adding the Armed Forces are taking the necessary measures and closely monitoring borders.
“The ISIL members are in fact recruited mercenaries who have emerged in Iraq following their moves in Syria, and they seek to cause horror in the region,” the Iranian minister said.
The ISIL militants have spilled over from Syria to Iraq and took control of the city of Mosul, the capital of Iraq’s Nineveh Province on June 10. They later took control of the city of Tikrit, located about 140 kilometers (87 miles) northwest of the capital, Baghdad.
By Press TV
The Iran Project is not responsible for the content of quoted articles.