Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri has said the enemies were trying to make up for their failures through hiring terrorists to target Iran’s borders or interests. He said the method was that of “cowardly thieves and bandits” and would only bring the enemies “humiliation and ignominy.”
He cited an attack on Iran’s border with Pakistan that claimed the lives of 10 Iranian border guards last Wednesday, saying the border area on the Pakistani soil has “unfortunately” turned into a haven and training ground for “Saudi-hired terrorists, who enjoy the US endorsement.”
The so-called Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement. The assailants escaped into Pakistani territory immediately after the attack.
Baqeri said Iran “cannot accept the continuation of this situation,” adding, “We expect the Pakistani officials to control the borders, arrest the terrorists and shut down their bases.”
“If the terrorist attacks continue, we will deal crushing blows to their safe havens and cells, wherever they are,” he said.
Meanwhile in related remarks, Chief of Iran’s Law Enforcement Forces Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari said, “The enemy hirelings, who come from the other side of the border, are reinforced with Saudi money, and martyr our border guards, will get what they deserve.”