Iran's red line for terrorist groups lies 40 km inside Iraqi soil
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Tehran, Jan 6, IRNA -- Commander of Armys Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said on Tuesday that Iran has drawn red line for terrorist groups 40 km inside the Iraqi territory.
Speaking to IRNA, the commander said, "When members of the terrorist and Takfiri group of Daesh (ISIS) entered Iraq from its western borders and approached the Iranian border areas, the Army Ground Force became fully prepared to counter them."
"In that time, added Commander Pourdastan, "We made them (terrorists) understand that if they crossed that red line, they would face crushing response by the Iranian Armed Forces. We noticed that the Takfiri terrorists had received our message and left the area immediately."
Stressing that Iran's Armed Forces are fully prepared to safeguard the country's border areas in any moment, the commander said "every moves of the terrorist groups inside Iraq is under full supervision of the Iranian forces."
We are completely familiar with their methods, said the commender.
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