IRGC Commander: Abductors of Iranian border guards should await crushing response
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari warned kidnappers of the Iranian border guards of upcoming crushing response.
Iran press/ Iran news: "They (the terrorists) anesthetized the Iranian forces because they were sure that they cannot attain their goal while the Iranian forces are conscious," General Mohammad Ali Jafari told reporters in the Northern city of Semnan on Wednesday.
He downplayed the terrorists' method to abduct the Iranian border guards, and said, "God willing, they will face our harsh and crushing response," reported Fars news agency.
General Jafari described fomenting insecurity in Iran as an important goal pursued by enemies, spearheaded by the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia, and said, "We are aware of their plots and investments (financial aids to terrorists) but most of these plots are foiled by our preparedness and superiority."
The IRGC Ground Force in a statement on Tuesday blasted the foreign enemies for the abduction of 11 Iranian Basijis (volunteer forces) and border guards by a terrorist group in Mirjaveh border in Southeastern Sistan-Balouchestan province on Monday night.
According to reports, the incident happened in Lulakdan village, near the border of Pakistan, at around 4 a.m. local time.
The Iranian forces were participating in a plan to boost the security of Mirjaveh border unit.
Jeish al-Adl terrorist group, whose base is in Pakistan, has claimed responsibility for abduction of the Iranian border guards.
In relevant remarks on Tuesday, Commander of the IRGC Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour announced his forces preparedness to launch joint operations against the terrorists who abducted the Iranian border guards in Southeastern Iran.
"We have had different contacts with the Pakistani army and urged them to guarantee extradition of the outlaws and healthiness of the abductees and they should show more responsibility," General Pakpour said.
"These terrorists have a stronghold and a base on Pakistan's soil and we are prepared for any joint operations with the Pakistani army against the outlaws to release the hostages," he added.