1. After India, Iran warns Pakistan, says will not hesitate to hit terror bases which carry out cross-border attacks

After India, Iran warns Pakistan, says will not hesitate to hit terror bases which carry out cross-border attacks

The head of the Iranian armed forces warned Islamabad on Monday that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government does not confront Sunni militants who carry out cross-border attacks.

By: | Tehran | Updated: May 8, 2017 5:20 PM
Iran said Jaish al Adl, a Sunni militant group, had shot the guards with long-range guns, fired from inside Pakistan. (Reuters)

The head of the Iranian armed forces warned Islamabad on Monday that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government does not confront Sunni militants who carry out cross-border attacks. Ten Iranian border guards were killed by militants last month. Iran said Jaish al Adl, a Sunni militant group, had shot the guards with long-range guns, fired from inside Pakistan.

The border area has long been plagued by unrest from both drug smuggling gangs and separatist militants.

“We cannot accept the continuation of this situation,” Major General Mohammad Baqeri, the head of the Iranian armed forces was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA.

“We expect the Pakistani officials to control the borders, arrest the terrorists and shut down their bases.” “If the terrorist attacks continue, we will hit their safe havens and cells, wherever they are,” he said.

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Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visited Pakistan last week and asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to improve the border security. Pakistan assured Iran it would deploy additional troops along its border.

In 2014 Iran warned it would send troops to Pakistan to retrieve five Iranian border guards kidnapped by Jaish al Adl. Pakistan said at the time that such action would be violation of the international law and warned Iranian forces not to cross the border.

Iran refrained from sending the troops when a local Sunni cleric stepped in and resolved the situation.

Four of the guards were released a few months later, but one was killed by the militants.

Jaish al Adl is a Sunni militant group that has carried out several attacks against Iranian security forces with the aim of highlighting what they say is discrimination against minority Sunni Muslims in Iran, where the majority are Shi’ites. The group claimed responsibility for attacks that killed eight border guards in April 2015 and 14 border guards in October 2013.

  1. sharad Joshi
    May 9, 2017 at 3:17 am
    Join Iran and attack Pak on two fronts.
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      Giridhar Mohan Aga
      May 8, 2017 at 8:55 pm
      stan has crossed all limits and now is the time to teach them a lesson I totally agree to Iran warning to this dastardly country and would say that now Iran and India both should teach them a lesson of their life
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        Priyank
        May 8, 2017 at 8:18 pm
        Papistan being gangbanged from 3 sides, India, Afghanistan and now Iran
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          A.K.Roy
          May 8, 2017 at 5:58 pm
          I seldom understand why we are such good talkers, after every time we prepare dossiers , threaten only in paper and do nothing when lives of our soldiers are in vain. PM Modi was such vocal when he was running the elections, what has happened to him, has he become another Manmohan Singh. We need to hit them hard, hard enough to realise that we are a force to reckon with. We have such armaments that we can strike across the border even without crossing it. Why can't we do it and break their back bone.
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            TPV
            May 8, 2017 at 5:48 pm
            It is not a new thing that stani terrorists attacking the Iraninan people. stan is a country of terrorists being controlled and helped by their Military and ISI. They are always prompting the militants to attack anybody talking against terrorism. This country need to be wiped out of the world map. Disintegration is the best possible way. US's way of dea this terrorist must change to get them the terrorist state tag. UN would also take note of the developments in this terrorists' heaven country. It must be the cons utional obligation of the adminbistrators that to the improved qulaity of the public life providing them the required basic amenities. Whereas stan is mainly concentrating their efforts to train the terrorists and create havoc in countries policies of which do not suit to their needs and deeds. It is also to be noteworthy that one day China may also repent for extending support to this terror heaven.
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