“Today, the intelligence ministry has established full security in the country with the help of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Basij (volunteer), Army and Law Enforcement Police forces and border guards” and this is while the countries around Iran are entangled in war and bloodshed, Alavi said on Wednesday.
He, meantime, said that certain people intended to carry out sabotage acts in different parts of Iran but failed due to the vigilance of the security forces.
In relevant remarks in January, Iranian Deputy Interior Minister Hossein Ali Amiri reiterated Tehran’s tight control over the country’s borders, saying the security forces are keeping a watchful eye on every suspicious move along the borderline, specially in Western Iran.
“At present, the country’s borders, specially the Western borders, are fully secure and the necessary measures have also been adopted at the Eastern borders,” Amiri told reporters in his first press conference as the interior ministry spokesman in Tehran.
Asked about the possible dangers posed by the ISIL terrorist group, he said, “ISIL is never a threat to us and security is prevailing at the borders; of course vigilance is necessary.”
Amiri underscored that all ISIL moves are seriously monitored by the security forces.