IRGC Commander Criticizes Pakistan for ‘Sheltering Terrorists’
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari warned certain regional countries behind a deadly terror attack in southeast Iran that the country’s patience is not unlimited and criticized Pakistan for providing shelter for the terrorists.
“The Pakistani government, which has sheltered these anti-revolutionary and dangerous elements for Islam and knows where their hideouts are…, should be held accountable for the crime that has been committed,” Major General Jafari said in remarks released on Saturday.
The terrorists hitting the IRGC forces are under the protection of the Pakistani security forces, the top commander said.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran’s determination will be strengthened by the blood of these martyrs,” he said, adding, “From now on, the patience that the (Iranian) establishment used to exercise in the face of such conspiracies and reactionary governments of the region, especially Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which are acting at the behest of the US and the Zionist regime, will be different.”
The IRGC commander went on to say that his forces will definitely take retaliatory measures against such attacks in the future.
On Wednesday night when a number of IRGC forces were traveling between the cities of Zahedan and Khash, in Sistan and Balouchestan, their bus was hit by the suicide car bomb attack.
The IRGC’s Quds Base said in a statement that an explosives-laden car rammed into the bus, which was taking the personnel back to their homes.
The attack killed 27 IRGC members and injured 13 others.
The so-called Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Thursday there are clear links between the terror attack and spy agencies of some countries in the region and beyond, urging Iranian security organizations to seriously pursue the issue.