Iran warns Pakistan against terrorism

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during the general debate of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at the UN headquarters in New York, on Sept. 25, 2014.

UN-NEW YORK-GENERAL DEBATE-DAY 2Iran will step in to contain terrorists if Pakistan fails to secure its borders and prevent terrorists from slipping into the country, media reported.

“Iran will step in to contain terrorists if Pakistan fails to secure border,” FARS news agency quoted Brigadier General Hossein Salami of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps as saying Thursday.

“Terrorists, wherever they may be, even on the soil of neighbouring countries, we will find them, and if they do not give up acts of terrorism, we will deal with them without reservation,” General Salami said.

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani in a meeting with Chairman of the Pakistani Senate Nayyar Hussain Bukhari in Geneva on Tuesday warned against the spread of terrorism and extremism in the region, saying that terrorists’ hit-and-run operations at the two countries’ border have raised concerns in Tehran.

“The terrorist acts in the region pose great threats to all countries and Pakistan has also been affected,” Larijani said during the meeting held on the sidelines of the 131st session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva on Tuesday, according to Iranian media reports.

He reiterated that Pakistan plays an important role in confronting terrorism, and said, “Iran and Pakistan are co-operating in the fight against terrorism, but some terrorist acts at Iran’s eastern borders have caused concerns in Tehran.” The Pakistani Senate Chairman, for his part, said that Tehran and Islamabad have many commonalities in regional and international arenas.

He reiterated that terrorists are threatening the entire region, and said, “The Pakistani government is determined to combat terrorism and it has been relatively successful.” Bukhari said that Pakistan had adopted measures to confront the terrorist acts along its western borders with Iran.

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