Police in Iran not obliged to enforce Islamic Rules?
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr.25
By Fatih Karimov, Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Police in Iran is not obliged to enforce Islamic rules, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said during the meeting with commanders of the Law Enforcement Force of Iran (NAJA) in Tehran.
"No police officer in Iran can say that he did some work because Allah told him so," Rouhani said, ILNA news agency reported. "Police has a single task, which is to enforce the law."
Further speaking on security, Iran's president said that security is not related to just law enforcement issues, but also "covers economic, social, cultural, and environmental issues."
Iran's police alongside with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) is responsible for handling the country's internal security issues.
Border security is also under the responsibility of the police. However the IRGC have been commissioned to ensure the security of 300 kilometers of the Iranian border in the region following the increased activities of the rebel groups along Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan shared borders with Pakistan in the course of the past few months.
Iran's police also have a morality control department which implements enforcement against people who have been violating the Islamic rules including Islamic dress code in the country.
"Sometimes the police or the administration get informed about certain threats, which are later revealed not to be threats at all," Rouhani said. "In some six cases, we saved the country from possible wars, based on information that certain countries may invade us."