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France, Lebanon terror raids alarm to Iran, too: Intelligence minister

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Mon 16 Nov 2015 - 08:18

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said the recent terrorist attacks in France and Lebanon are also an alarm to the Islamic Republic, which should take action to exercise more vigilance.

Referring to the recent deadly blasts in the French and Lebanese capitals, Alavi said, "Of course, the recent blasts are a serious alarm to us too and should be subjected to expert attention," he said on Sunday.

A series of coordinated armed attacks and explosions hit Paris on Friday, killing at least 132 people and injuring some 350 others. On November 12, another 44 people were killed and nearly 240 more sustained injuries when two large explosions rocked a security post in Hussaineya Street in the crowded Borj al-Barajneh neighborhood in a southern suburb of Beirut.

The Takfiri terrorist group of Daesh, which has overrun parts of Iraq and Syria and is tyrannizing the civilian population there, has claimed responsibility for the terror strikes in both of the cities.

The Iranian minister referred to "foreign infiltration" and "Takfiri terrorists" as respectively the most important soft and hard threats against the country.

"The enemy has always been intent on infiltration and consequently dealing blows to the country. Currently, however, we face more of this threat considering the new circumstances," he added.

"The main priorities of the Intelligence Ministry,' Alavi said, 'are the provision of the country's security and confronting the Takfiri movement."

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