Iran’s Defense Ministry Pushes for Enhanced Border Security

News ID: 1520746 Service: Defense
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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the ministry is going to set up a joint committee with the Police to tighten security along the country’s borders.

In an interview with ICANA, General Hatami said the Defense Ministry and the Police have agreed to form a committee to devise plans to strengthen the country’s border control.

Describing plans to boost border security as one of his major objectives as the minister, Hatami said the Defense Ministry would offer help by providing drone units, radars and military optical equipment.

The Iranian Border Police, the IRGC Ground Force, and the Army Ground Force are tasked with protecting Iran’s land borders.

Iran has more than 6,000 kilometers of common border with Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, the Republic of Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Iraq on the ground.

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