General Dehqan: ISIS Unable to Threaten Iran

General Dehqan: ISIS Unable to Threaten Iran
Fri May 29, 2015 18:52:40

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan downplayed the possibility of ISIS's threat to Iran, but said Tehran would give a crushing response to any kind of threat posed to the country.

"The ISIS terrorist grouplet doesn’t have the power and capability to threaten the Iranian borders and we don’t assume this grouplet to be a threat to us because presence (and growth) of ISIS is never tolerated by the Iranian society," Dehqan said in Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf on Thursday.

"Yet, the Iranian security, military and law enforcement forces are definitely so powerful that they can foil any move by this grouplet before it starts," he added.

In relevant remarks in March, Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said that the ISIS terrorists would never dare to approach and pose a threat to the Iranian borders.

"Today the Islamic Republic of Iran's Army is fully prepared and monitors ISIS's moves; no doubt, ISIS does not have the capability to take action against the sacred land of the Islamic Republic of Iran," Pourdastan said.

"Today the enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran have come to realize that our country enjoys extraordinary military capabilities, and this power has deterred the enemies," he stressed.

Also in January, Commander of the Iranian Border Guards troops Brigadier General Qassem Rezayee said The ISIS Takfiri terrorists are keeping a wide distance from Iran's borders.

"The ISIS has kept a wide distance from the Iranian borders as the Iraqi army is forcefully pushing back the ISIS from regions under their control," Brigadier General Rezayee told reporters in the city of Zahedan, Southeastern Iran.

He underlined that full security has been preserved along the country's borders in the West, while border entanglements and control have grown tighter than before in Eastern and Southeastern Iran.

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