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Iran enjoys ‘unparalleled’ security: Intelligence minister

26 April 2016 12:14



Iran’s Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi says while the insecurity prevailing in most countries in the Middle East and across the world, the Islamic Republic enjoys “unparalleled” security.

Relying on their intelligence radar, Iranian security forces have so far managed to identify and dismantle many terrorist groups and thwart all plots aimed at endangering the security of the country, Alavi said on Monday.

He added that all efforts by Takfiri terrorists are focused on “challenging the security” of the Islamic Republic, but all such plots have been neutralized.

Alavi said Daesh Takfiri terrorists seek to hatch plots against the Islamic Republic from its de facto capital Raqqa in Syria, but any terrorist team which headed to Iran fell prey to Iranian security forces.

Daesh Takfiri militants parade along a street in Tel Abyad town in the northern Syrian province of Raqqa. ©Reuters

The Iranian intelligence minister emphasized that the country’s security forces succeeded in defeating Takfiri terrorists and their nurtured elements.

Iran maintains military advisers in Syria, where the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is fighting an array of foreign-backed militant forces, including, but not limited to, those of the Daesh terrorist group.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. Damascus says Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar are the main supporters of the militants fighting the government forces.

According to UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, some 400,000 people have lost their lives as a result of over five years of conflict in Syria.

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