Baku, Azerbaijan, July 20
By Emil Ilgar – Trend:
There is no ground for “Islamic State” (IS, aka ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) to become active in Iran, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), said July 20.
He added that the arrested terrorists in Iran are not entirely IS members, IRNA reported.
Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence said June 20 that security forces averted “one of the biggest terrorist plots of Takfiri and Wahhabi groups” to bomb the capital city of Tehran and a number of other places across the country.
Iranian officials refer to the extremist armed groups, in particular in Syria and Iraq, as Takfiri.
In early 2016, Tehran residents saw an unprecedentedly noticeable presence of special forces at public places under the increasing threats of terrorist groups around Iranian borders.
To its west, Iran has been threatened by terrorists since the IS spread across Syria and Iraq in 2014.
Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari also said that Iranian Sunni citizens are also against radical groups such as IS.