Iranian commander highlights measures taken against terrorists’ infiltration

A week before the February 26 elections in Iran, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri announced that the required measures have been taken in different parts of the country to counter the infiltration of terrorists.

Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency on Friday, Jazayeri said terrorist groups are now active in the region due to the support provided by the US and some regional countries.

"Accordingly," he said, "The Islamic Republic of Iran has made great efforts since a long time ago to prevent the terrorists’ infiltration and acts of sabotage in different parts of the country, particularly along the borders."

Jazayeri expressed the hope that Iran's measures would bear fruit and the Iranian nation and the country would not suffer any damage caused by terrorist groups.

Asked about the latest moves by terrorists along Iranian borders, he did not mention any particular move, but stressed that terrorists may make certain moves every now and then around the country’s borders.

Earlier on Thursday, IRGC Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour had said that full security prevails along Iran’s borders thanks to the IRGC’s presence and successful operations in recent years.

The ongoing security conditions at Iran’s borderlines are incomparable with the past, when terrorist and anti-Revolution elements were being fought off inside the country’s territories, the commander said at a cultural ceremony in Tehran.

Since 2011, when Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei ordered a plan for sustainable security at the country’s northwestern and southeastern borders, the IRGC forces tightened grip on those areas, constructed many border posts, and forced intruders to stay out of the country, he added.