On Monday, The head of the Iranian armed forces, Major General Mohammad Baqeri warned Islamabad that Iran would not hesitate to strike terrorists’ safe havens in Pakistan if the government does not resist militants who carry out cross-border attacks.
According to the Business Standard, IRNA news agency quoted Major General Baqeri as saying, “Unfortunately, Iran’s eastern border regions with Pakistan have become a safe haven for training and equipping terrorists recruited by Saudi Arabia and supported by the United States.”
He further added: “We will not tolerate this situation in the joint borders and expect the Pakistani officials to show responsibility, control their borders, arrest terrorists and shut down outlaws’ bases. If continued, we will hit the terrorists’ safe havens anywhere they are.”
Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi has visited the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan last month and Tasnim News Agency quoted Boroujerdi, as saying: “Given that terror cells’ safe haven is located inside Pakistan and they (terrorists) cross the Islamic Republic of Iran’s borders from there, undoubtedly, the Pakistani government is responsible for the bitter incident and other similar cases.”