A senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has warned Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) against allowing terrorist groups to use its territory to pose threats against security of Iran.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): A senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has warned Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) against allowing terrorist groups to use its territory to pose threats against security of Iran.
Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour made the remarks on Monday in reaction to recent moves by anti-Iran armed terrorists in northwestern border areas of the country as he was inspecting military units and border posts in that region.
Noting that armed terrorist groups use Iraq’s northern territory as a base to sow insecurity in Iran’s border regions, the IRGC commander said, “Continuation of this situation is not tolerable to us and we will give necessary response to terrorists.”
Brigadier General Pakpour noted that Iran has frequently warned and informed the KRG officials about the moves made by armed terrorist groups in their region to penetrate into Iran and scuttle the country’s security.
“Terrorist and counterrevolutionary groups affiliated with the global arrogance and foreign espionage services have been using the territory of northern Iraq for years to disrupt security and peace in border areas of the Islamic Republic of Iran and to harass the residents of these regions,” he said.
He noted that the Islamic Republic has given the necessary warnings to the Iraqi government and the KRG officials in this regard.
The IRGC commander emphasized that the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government should not allow terrorists to act freely and set up strongholds on those territories to threaten and create insecurity against Iran.
“We consider any negligence in this regard to be contrary to good neighborliness and good relations between the two countries,” Brigadier General Pakpour pointed out.
Given the situation in the region and the possibility of Iran’s “decisive and crushing” response to the terrorist groups that are affiliated with the sworn enemies of the Islamic Revolution and the Islamic establishment who have taken shelter in the northern areas of Iraq, the commander asked the local residents in those regions to stay away from the strongholds of the terrorists to be out of harm's way.