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Ground Force commander: Iran’s strategy includes annihilation of ISIL outside borders

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmadreza Pourdastan underlined on Sunday that his country is serious about fighting ISIL and nips terrorist threats in the bud outside its borders.

“The Islamic Republic’s strategy is annihilation of the ISIL and other terrorist groups outside the borders,” Pourdastan said, addressing a ceremony in the Northwestern city of Tabriz today.

“Creation of the terrorist groups, including the ISIL, is the result of the Islamophobia thoughts that foment sedition with the support of the arrogant powers and the US,” he added.

Noting that the US attacked Iraq to hit a blow at the Islamic Revolution, Pourdastan said that presence of a wise leader and powerful Armed Forces in Iran have dissuaded Washington and its allies from launching a military attack against the country.

He warned that the enemies have today resorted to other methods against Iran, including religious wars.

In relevant remarks on Thursday night, Iranian Border Guards Commander Brigadier General Qassem Rezayee underlined security along the country’s borders, and said that the Takfiri terrorists are unable to pose a threat to the Islamic Republic.

“Knowing well about Iran’s high capabilities and power, specially along the country’s borders, the ISIL Talfiri terrorist group does not dare to penetrate and get near Iran,” General Rezayee said.

The Iranian border guards commander pointed to the presence of the ISIL in the neighboring countries of Iraq and Syria, and said, “Iran monitors the borders within a range of 100 kilometers and the enemies are well-aware about it.”

General Rezayee stressed that his forces are fully prepared to confront any possible threat of the terrorist groups or drugs-traffickers.

“Iran has 8,755 kilometers common borders with 15 countries and is fully ready to confront insecurity on the borders,” General Rezayee said.

He reiterated that no one can threaten Iranians’ solidarity and unity.

By Fars News Agency

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