Iran will work closely with Pakistan in combating terrorism, because terrorism is a direct attack on the core values Iran stands for: the rule of law; the protection of civilians; as well as mutual respect between people of different faiths and cultures across the region. That was the opening statement of Interior Minister Mohammad Mostafa Najjar, while addressing a conference of high-ranking electoral and provincial officials in Tehran.
According to Minister Najjar, the security cooperation agreement with Pakistan is just the tip of the iceberg. Because Iran is also working closely with the governments of Iraq and Turkey in major anti-terror operations, especially those that target terrorist groups such as the MKO or the Mojahedeen Khalq Organization and the PJAK or the Free Life Party of Kurdistan, and the Jundollah.
The Iranian officials say they are confident that the security cooperation agreements with the regional states can help deny terrorists the means to carry out their attacks and develop state capacity to prevent terrorism.
The terrorist groups of MKO, PJAK and Jundollah have carried out many deadly attacks against Iranian officials and civilians in places such as Kurdistan, Ahvaz, Shiraz, Tehran and Zahedan.