Leader’s Top Military Aide: Iran to chase, destroy terrorists beyond borders

FNA – Top Military Aide to the Iranian Supreme Leader Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi underlined the country’s Armed Forces’ full-preparedness to confront any possible threat by the enemies, and said that the terrorist groups will not be safe anywhere even beyond the borders.

“Iran is powerful enough to destroy terrorists, not only on the borders, but also beyond the borders,” General Rahim Safavi said on Sunday, addressing a ceremony in Tehran.

He underlined that Iran is powerful and its enemies are weak; we tell these groups that the Iranian Armed Forces will destroy them even beyond the borders.

General Safavi, meantime, pointed to the abduction of Iran’s border guards by Pakistan-based Jeish al-Adl terrorist group in Southeastern province of Sistan-Balouchestan, and said, “The abduction of our border guards was organized by groups sponsored by intelligence agencies, and with the betrayal of an indigenous person.”

The top military aide to the Supreme Leader underlined that Iran has the authority to destroy any group which intends to blow up the country not only on the borders, but also beyond the borders.

In a relevant development in mid-October, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force in a statement blasted foreign enemies for the abduction of 11 Iranian Basijis (volunteer forces) and border guards by a terrorist group in Mirjaveh border in Southeastern Sistan-Balouchestan province on October 15.

“On October 15 a number of Basij forces and forces of border regiment who were stationed in the zero border point in Mirjaveh were kidnapped by counterrevolutionary groups,” the public relations of the IRGC Ground Force’s Qods Headquarters said in its statement.

The IRGC pointed to the fortified positions of Iranian border regiment, and said, “Members of a terrorist group that is supported by foreign intelligence services after deceiving some traitors managed to abduct Iran’s border guards along the common border with Pakistan.”

It noted that the operations against the terrorists and the outlaws as well as the needed measures to set free the abducted Basijis and border guards tops agenda of the security forces stationed along the border regions, and said, “We expect the Pakistani government to seriously deal with the outlaws and terrorists who are stationed along the borders and are supported by some reactionary countries of the region while expediting releasing the abducted Basijis and handing them over to border guards.”

According to reports, the incident happened in Lulakdan village, near the border of Pakistan.

The Iranian forces were participating in a plan to boost the security of Mirjaveh border unit.

Jeish al-Adl terrorist group, whose base is in Pakistan, has claimed responsibility for abduction of the Iranian border guards.