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Pakistan Backs Terrorists behind Zahedan Attack: IRGC Chief

Iran Front Page
16 Feb 2019, 19:13 GMT+10

The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps says Pakistan supports those behind the Wednesday terror attack near Zahedan in south-eastern Iran, warning Iran would move to take revenge unless Pakistan changes its approach towards anti-Iran terrorists.

Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said on Saturday the Pakistani government supports terrorists who committed the recent attack on IRGC forces, and its security service knows the whereabouts of these groups.

The Pakistani government must change its approach towards these groups, he said, adding that Iran reserves the right to directly respond to the attack if Pakistan does not move to fight terrorists.

Last Wednesday, a suicide attacker hit an explosive-laden vehicle into a military bus carrying IRGC personnel in the south-eastern Sistan and Baluchestan province.

The attack killed 27 and wounded 13 others.

The Jaish al-Adl group, an offshoot of Jundallah which has carried dozens of terror operations inside Iran in recent years, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

General Jafari said the attacks had been carried out at the order of Saudi Arabia and the UAE, two Arab governments hostile towards Iran.

Iran will no longer show patience towards plots and reactionary governments in the region, particularly Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which take these measures at the order of the US and Zionist regime, and will certainly take compensatory measures from now on, he said.

The IRGC chief said such terror attacks would only strengthen Irans will to deal blows to enemies.

The enemies must be assured that the comrades of these martyrs and all those responsible for protecting security of people will be more determined to defend and deal bigger blows to enemies, he said.

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