Feb 21, 2019 20:54 Asia/Tehran
  • Iran's Soleimani warns Pakistan against Saudi attempts to destroy it

Iran’s Major General Qassem Soleimani has cautioned Pakistan against the true intentions behind Saudi Arabia's pumping of billions of dollars into its troubled economy, saying the Riyadh regime is after breaking the Asian state apart by pitting it against its neighbors.

Iran PressIran News: The commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) once again vowed on Thursday that Tehran will avenge the blood of those who lost their lives in last week's bloody attack carried out by Pakistan-based terrorists in southeastern Iran.

It worries Iran that the Pakistani nation and government allow Saudi money to end up in the hands of these Takfiri terrorists, said the senior general, adding, Saudi-sponsored terrorists on Pakistani soil are causing trouble for all of the country's neighbors, and Pakistan must fully realize this matter, Press TV reported.

We tell the people of Pakistan that they should not permit Saudi Arabia to destroy their country with its money, said Major General Soleimeni, adding that the Asian country must not turn into a place for disturbing regional states such as Iran, India and Afghanistan.

Soleimani further said Iran does not want mere condolences but concrete action from neighboring Pakistan, asking, "Can't you, as a nuclear-armed state, deal with a hundreds-strong terrorist group in the region?"

Iran is a safe neighbor for Pakistan and we will not threaten this country, but we will revenge against the Takfiri mercenaries, who have the blood of our youths on their hands no matter where in the world they are, Soleimani said.

The suicide attack, which targeted a bus carrying IRGC personnel near the Iranian city of Zahedan in Sistan and Balouchestan province, claimed the lives of 27 people and injured 13 others.

The so-called Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group, which is based across the border in Pakistan and is responsible for kidnapping Iranian border guards and carrying out other terrorist attacks of this kind in Zahedan over the past years, claimed responsibility for the recent attack.

On Feb 18, 2019, IRGC announced that its forces had launched an operation to arrest the perpetrators.

According to IRGC statement, three terrorists have been arrested and 150kg of explosives, 600kg of raw materials for explosives, and some weapons and ammunition have been seized during the operation.

“IRGC continues measures to track down the terrorists, and we hope this will be achieved quickly with the cooperation of the Pakistani government and army,” the statement added.105


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