IRGC General: Common Border with Afghanistan Safe, Iranian Forces on Alert

IRGC General: Common Border with Afghanistan Safe, Iranian Forces on Alert

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force gave an assurance that security prevails along Iran’s eastern boundaries, including the common border with Afghanistan, following the recent developments in the neighboring state.

Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour on Sunday paid a visit to the Dogarun border crossing in Taibad, a city in eastern Iran adjacent to Afghanistan.

Pointing to the recent developments in Afghanistan, where a conflict has broken out and the Taliban have taken control of many provinces and border crossings, the IRGC general said security and calm prevails along the entire eastern border of Iran, including the common border with Afghanistan.

The commander said he has visited the border area in person to evaluate the military preparedness of the armed units stationed in the region.

Considering the developments of the past recent days in Afghanistan, some smugglers and outlaws might seek to take advantage of the situation and infiltrate into Iran, but such moves will undoubtedly draw a harsh response from the Iranian military forces stationed along the eastern borders, he warned.

There is a high level of intelligence dominance over the borders and any activity with the purpose of fomenting insecurity in Iran or its surrounding areas will be dealt with by the armed forces decisively, the commander added.

In the last week, the Taliban have overrun areas bordering five countries – Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, China and Pakistan.

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