Official: Iran-Pakistan to enhance security at joint borders

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said the agreements signed recently by senior Iranian and Pakistani officials will significantly boost security at the two countries’ shared borders in the near future.

The Iranian official said that when the newly signed agreements come into effect security along Iran-Pakistan border will be reinvigorated.

In October, Iranian Police Chief Brigadier General Esmayeel Ahmadi Moqaddam announced that the country’s borders will 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.

Also in October, Iran’s Deputy Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari underscored that close coordination and cooperation among the law enforcement, military, volunteer, and intelligence forces has resulted in turning Iran into one of the safest countries in the region.

Ashtari said that his forces, in a close cooperation with the volunteer forces (Basij), the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC), the Army, and the intelligence bodies, “are determined to maintain” and even boost the country’s security.

In September, Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli assured the country’s people of full security along the borders as well as the preparedness of border guards to have tough confrontation with terrorist groups in the region.

On October 19, Lieutenant Commander of Basij Forces Brigadier General Ali Fazli underlined that Iran enjoys the highest level of border security than ever.

“All borders of Iran enjoy the maximum level of security and we don’t observe the slightest level of insecurity at the Western and Northwestern borders and along the country’s coasts,” Fazli said.

“This level of security is indebted to the solidarity and integrity between the army and the IRGC but we should never neglect the enemy’s deception and devilish moves,” he added.

Fazli stressed that the Iranian borders are now at their most secure situation compared with what existed all throughout the history.

By Fars News Agency

 

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