Iran’s Velayati Urges Vigilance against Security Threats
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Ali Akbar Velayati, an adviser to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, called on the Iranian security forces to remain vigilant in the face of threats in the neighboring countries that could pose dangers to Iran as well.
In a Tuesday address to a gathering of senior police commanders in Tehran, Velayati deplored the challenges that have gripped “almost all countries” around Iran, saying they could also pose a threat to the country.
“Necessary vigilance and caution should be considered and attempts should be made to keep the danger away from the (country's) borders,” he added.
The advisor then hailed the country’s military and law enforcement forces for securing stability and security in Iran.
Back on Monday, Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan emphasized the high level of preparedness among the country's armed forces for countering any hostile move, including a possible encounter with the Takfiri militants.
"These terrorist groups seek to approach the country's borders, but the Islamic Republic of Iran's armed forces are prepared and will not allow anybody to do that," he underlined.
Earlier in May, Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan stressed that any hostile move by the ISIL terrorist group against Iran will be nipped in the bud.
The ISIL is a militant group that made advances in northern and western Iraq over summer 2014, after capturing swaths of northern Syria.