Iranian forces will enter Pakistan, if actions against terrorist groups not taken: Iran’s interior minister

Eurasia News

TEHRAN: Iran’s interior minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli has said that Iranian forces will enter Pakistan, if the country does not take actions against terrorist groups, adding that Tehran has requested Islamabad to provide security on its borders.

“If Pakistan is not able to provide its security, Iran will enter the country to protect its own security,” the country’s Mehr news agency quoted Fazli as saying, adding that Iran has the right to intervene to protect its security and will not wait for Pakistan’s opinion on the issue.

The Iranian interior minister while commenting on the latest developments regarding the recent abduction of five Iranian border guards said that Iranian officials will meet with Pakistani border security forces today.

Five Iranian border guards were abducted in Jakigour region in Iran’s Sistan and Balochistan province on February 6 and transferred to the Pakistani territory. The Jaish-ul-Adl group claimed responsibility for the abductions.