TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Commander of Iran’s Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said on Tuesday that the country closely monitors all the moves by terrorist groups in neighboring countries.
“We closely monitor them (the terrorist groups), and we have complete supremacy over them whether in Iraq or in Afghanistan,” General Pourdastan told reporters on the sidelines of a massive parade held in Tehran to mark the beginning of Sacred Defense Week.
Iran has already announced that if the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group nears any area about 40 kilometers from the country’s borders, Tehran will definitely intervene and confront them.
General Pourdastan reaffirmed on Tuesday that the terrorist groups operating in neighboring countries would face Iran’s crushing response if they attempt to cross this red line.
Iran constantly monitors all terrorist moves, and if they make any wrong moves, they for sure will face a strong reaction, he reiterated.
Daesh, as a Takfiri group in Iraq and Syria, is believed to be supported by the West and some regional Arab countries.
The terrorist group claims as an independent state the territory of Iraq and Syria, with implied future claims intended over more of the Levant, including Lebanon, occupied Palestine, Jordan, Cyprus, and Southern Turkey.
The Daesh militants made swift advances in much of northern and western Iraq last summer, after capturing large swaths of northern Syria.