Takfiris major ME security risk: Iran commander

Takfiris major ME security risk: Iran commander
Wed Feb 5, 2014 17:29:15

A senior Iranian commander has described Takfirism as a major menace threatening Middle East security, vowing due efforts to combat the movement.

Pointing to the Takfiri threat, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour further stated on Wednesday that such terrorist elements have made attempt at times to intrude into Iran from neighboring countries but essential measure are underway to combat them.

The Iranian commander also vowed to deliver a solid response to any act of sabotage by any foreign elements and said, “The IRGC Ground Force is fully prepared to defend the country’s territorial integrity under any circumstances and establish security.”

The development comes as the foreign-backed Takfiri militancy is blamed for the ongoing insurgency wars in Syria and Iraq.

The Takfiri insurgent are widely believed to be backed and funded primarily by Saudi Arabia.


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