Iran will deal with hostile terror groups hosted, armed by any bordering country: EX-IRGC chief

Weeks after Iran targeted terrorists in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, a former chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has renewed the warning that the country’s Armed Forces will deal with anti-Iran terrorist groups in any bordering country that hosts and arms them.

“We warn that we will deal with counterrevolutionary groups anywhere on the borders around our country, where governments host them and provide them with facilities and weapons,” said Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top military adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

Tensions have soared between Iran and Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region in recent weeks over the latter’s hosting of anti-Iran terrorists.

On September 9, the IRGC Ground Forces used combat drones as well as smart and precision-guided artillery to target terrorists in the rugged mountains of the Kurdistan region, days after warning the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) against allowing terrorist groups to use its territory to pose threats against Iran.

General Rahim Safavi also cautioned the KRG that any armed counterrevolutionary that wants to destabilize Iran’s borders must not be based in areas under its control.


Source: Press TV