TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Police Commander Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari highlighted the good security situation in the Islamic Republic and said the activities of anti-revolutionary groups in border areas have been foiled by the country’s Armed Forces.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is enjoying good security despite having 8,755 km of water and land borders and neighboring different countries,” Brigadier General Ashtari said on the sidelines of a visit to a border market in the western province of Kermanshah on Monday.
“With the grace of God and the vigilance of the Armed Forces and the brave border guards of the Law Enforcement Force, the activities of anti-revolutionary groups have always been neutralized along the borders,” he added.
The commander further emphasized that efforts by the Armed Forces, including the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), the Army, and the Basij (mobilization) Force, as well as residents of boorder areas, who are working alongside the border guards to protect the security of borders, are highly commendable.
In recent years, the Middle East has been plagued with Takfiri terrorist groups like Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL), which are believed to have been created and supported by the West and some regional Arab countries.
However, Iran is considered by many experts as the “island of stability” in a region which faces many security challenges.
In August 2016, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei highlighted the strong security in Iran despite crises and insecurity in the region.
“Thank God and through the appreciated efforts and endeavors of the military and security forces, the country enjoys a strong security shield while regional countries are filled with incidents and insecurity,” the Leader said.