IRGC Commander: No Terrorist Threat Posed to Iran’s Western, Northwestern Borders
“Today, we are honored to declare that due to the sacrifices made by our dear martyrs and the brave forces, all Western and Northwestern bordering areas whose security has been entrusted on the IRGC Ground Forces have been purged of terrorists and our forces are always present on these heights (that stretch over the region),” Pakpour said, addressing a gathering in Tehran on Monday.
In relevant remarks in March, Commander of the Iranian Border Guards Brigadier General Qassem Rezayee reiterated Tehran’s tight control over the country’s bordering areas.
Visiting a border point in the Western province of Kermanshah, the commander said proper security had been established along the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern border lines, including the sea borders.
Also in October, former Police Chief Brigadier General Esmayeel Ahmadi Moqaddam vowed to overcome deficiencies in controlling the country’s Southeastern borders, where a spat of terrorist attacks had been launched on Iran by terrorist groups who use neighboring Pakistan as their springboard.
“Our borders should receive more attention as the threats around us are serious,” Ahmadi Moqaddam told reporters in Tehran at the time.
He criticized certain neighboring states for their lax border control, and said, “Terrorist groups rather enjoy excessive freedom of action and use Pakistan’s soil to hit a blow at Iran.”