Cross-Border Terror Attack Kills 2 in SE

Patrice Gainsbourg
Julho 17, 2017

The head of the Iranian Armed forces has warned Islamabad that Tehran would hit "terrorist safe havens" inside Pakistan if the government does not confront Sunni militants who carry out cross-border attacks.

In May, a bill introduced by the U.S. Senate, in case it is passed by the Congress and implemented by the the State Department, would label the IRGC as a terrorist group and trigger sanctions on it.

The chief of staff of Iran's armed forces, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, said that considering the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist group and imposing sanctions on the Islamic Republic would pose "major risks" to the U.S. bases and troops in the region, IRNA news agency reported.

Bagheri noted that the Iranian people have stood strong in defending the country and do not let others interfere in their internal affairs.

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A spokesperson for the senator declined to comment, saying the office "can't comment on or discuss ongoing investigations". KLAS also reported, citing an unnamed source "close to the story", that a threatening note was left in the office.

Baqeri also stressed that Iran's advanced missile power is "defensive and non-negotiable".

Baqeri called for more deterrent progress and readiness to thwart emerging security threats by some powers and their regional allies, including Israel, against Iran.

Elsewhere his remarks, the top general said the Iranian military has promoted its defense capabilities more than ever.

The U.S. officials have said Iran's ballistic missile launches are threats to the U.S. interests in the world.

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