Commander: Iran in best security conditions

FNA- Commander of the Iranian Border Guards Brigadier General Qassem Rezayee underlined his forces’ high vigilance against enemies’ moves at bordering areas, noting the country’s good security conditions.

“Today, the Islamic Republic of Iran enjoys the best security conditions and it is considered as a strong and impenetrable fortress,” General Rezayee said, addressing a ceremony in the Northwestern city of Ardabil on Sunday.

He stressed that the Iranian border guards monitor enemies’ moves along bordering areas, and said during the Nowrouz (Iranian New Year which starts on March 21) holidays his forces will double efforts to foil hostile plots against the country.

Earlier this month, a senior Iranian intelligence ministry official announced that the country’s security forces have thwarted several plots and attempts by 30 terrorist groups other than the ISIL.

“In addition to the ISIL, measures of 30 terrorist groups have been foiled by the Iranian security forces in the past few years,” the deputy intelligence minister for anti-terrorism operations said in the Southern province of Fars.

“Over 30 armed terrorist groups have had on agenda actions to foment insecurity in the country and distort people’s tranquility in the past few years,” he added.

The deputy minister also underlined that although the ISIL’s rule over certain regional states has ended, more vigilance is needed to confront the terrorists and their supporters’ new plots.