Esmayeel Ahmadi Moqaddam

Police chief: Iranian borders’ security indebted to police, IRGC, army cooperation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Police Chief Brigadier General Esmayeel Ahmadi Moqaddam said good cooperation and coordination among the Law Enforcement Police, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and the Army has caused improving levels of security for the country which is located in a volatile region.

“The good possibilities and coordination among the Law Enforcement Police, the IRGC and the Islamic Republic Army has improved security at the borders,” Ahmadi Moqaddam told reporters in the Western province of Lorestan on Wednesday morning.

Warning of the enemies’ attempts to create insecurity at the Iranian borders as well as unrests in the neighboring countries, he said, “Today and in the midst of such unrests, fortunately the borders of our country enjoy a desirable level of security.”

Ahmadi Moqaddam stressed that the Iranian Armed Forces have now focused on the borders given the few terrorist moves made in those areas, but meantime stressed that “the borders are secure”.

In relevant remarks last Wednesday, Ahmadi Moqaddam announced that the country’s borders would be fully sealed in 2015 to make any penetration of terrorists and drug traffickers impossible.

“Sealing border roads and deployment of border (guards) units in the remaining parts will be completed this year and if the parliament approves a good budget, the job will be accomplished in one year,” Ahmadi Moqaddam told reporters in the Central city of Arak.

Noting that terrorist attacks on the country concentrate at border areas, he said, “Certainly, the accelerated sealing and deployment of the border units will decrease problems and terrorist actions.”

He also said that the operations for tightening control over Iran’s borders in the East started years ago and have gained a speeding momentum as a result of the efforts made by the engineering units of the IRGC and the Law Enforcement Police.

Iran is on a crossroad of international drug transit route linking the world drug hub, Afghanistan, to the Persian Gulf and European countries.

Iran spends billions of dollars and has lost thousands of its police troops in the war against traffickers and terrorists. The crackdown has cost Iran more than 700 million dollars over the past two years. Last year, Iran allocated millions to strengthen border security and block the entry of terrorists and drug traffickers into the country.

Strategies pursued by Tehran include digging canals, building barriers and installing barbed wire to seal its borders.

By Fars News Agency


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