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Iran

War with terrorism

We have the right to expect that Iran, but only after the trilateral meeting of Roukhani, Putin and Erdogan in Tehran, will try to do the same with the Turkey as it is now doing, with another ally of the United States and Israel in the Muslim world, Pakistan. In the twenties of June the Iran-Pakistan border was alarming. So, on June 20, “servicemen at a remote border police station in the south-east of the country, near the common border with Afghanistan and Pakistan, were attacked by a group of militants, but they were thwarted by their attempts to invade Iranian territory. Two Iranian border guards were killed, and three others were injured during an armed attack on the border post in the Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchistan. ” Then, on the night of June 25, “a terrorist group associated with takfiristami who wanted to violate the Iranian southeastern border, was stopped and defeated by the forces of the border guard of Iran. After the exchange of fire between terrorists and IRGC forces in Mirdwall, 3 terrorists were killed, several injured, and the rest fled to Pakistan, “the Young Journalists Club (YJC) of Iran reported. However, two employees of the local cell of the militia “Basij”, as well as soldiers of the IRGC were killed.

Finally, on 16 July, the Minister of Information and Intelligence of Iran Mahmoud Alawi announced that the security forces managed to detain members of a terrorist group connected with the IS in the southwest of Iran, that is, in the border area with Pakistan. One of the members of the terrorist cell, whose brother was killed as an IS fighter (an organization whose activities are banned in the Russian Federation) in Syria, intended to form a group of four to join the IS , but they were arrested by special services in the south-west, said Alawi. He explained that this terrorist group planned to conduct terrorist acts in some areas, but their plots were thwarted by the intelligence forces of the country.

Anti-Iranian terrorist border actions are systematic, and it is very certain that the teams of the same center. Probably, we will not surprise anyone, if we say: in Iran they do not doubt that terrorists in Pakistan, Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkey are the leaders of the USA and Israel, understandably with the assistance of the security services of Pakistan, Turkey and the Kurds of the Barzani clan in Iraq . But there is a nuance – after marked border clashes with terrorists from Pakistan, Iran has severely warned Islamabad. We already wrote earlier that the heads of intelligence services of Pakistan, Russia, China and Iran worked in the Pakistani capital, and it was in the key to working out common measures to combat terrorism. And on July 15, the chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces Mohammad Bagheri arrived in Pakistan – and this was the first visit of the chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces to Pakistan in the last 40 years. During his three-day visit, Bagheri held separate meetings with Pakistani President Mamnoun Hussein, Foreign Minister Abdullah Hussein Harun and military officials, discussing ways to strengthen bilateral security ties with them.

And on July 17, in a joint statement by Bagheri and the commander of the Pakistani army, Kamara Javed Bajwa, a breakthrough is being fixed-Iran and Pakistan agreed on a comprehensive framework for expanding military cooperation. “These frameworks are specifically aimed at expanding cross-border cooperation to ensure peace, trade and friendship on common borders and to curb illegal movements, including trafficking in human beings and drugs,” the statement said. The parties agreed to continue multi-stage negotiations and joint operational-tactical cooperation for the development of the security system in the adjacent regions of Iran and Pakistan. The use of international approaches and regional laws by the two armies to ensure border security is one of the provisions of this joint statement. Stressing the need for regular patrols along common borders, the parties agreed to continue cooperation between the border police and security forces in the field of intelligence links to combat common threats. In addition, both countries decided not to allow the use of their territories to act against each other. Moreover, Bagheri said on July 17 in Islamabad that Iran and Pakistan plan to jointly produce weapons: “We are making efforts to jointly produce defensive weapons with Pakistan, which can be represented as a joint product of Islamic countries.”

It is appropriate to assume that after the meeting in Tehran and Erdogan it will be suggested – if not to say that it is imposed – the signing of such a document between the military circles of Iran and Turkey about mutual patrolling of joint borders, etc. And as Pakistan had nowhere to “maneuver” in response to Iranian proposals on mutual security of common borders, and Turkey will have nothing to do but reckon with Tehran’s threats against terrorist groups trying to break through from Turkish territory to Iran.

By the way, Kurdish sources are still silent about what is happening, although on July 9 a number of Kurdish media reported with almost triumphant triumphant notes: “Detachments of the Peshmerga of the Democratic Party of Kurdistan of Iran (DPKI) on July 8 killed and wounded at least four members of the IRGC in the Kurdish areas of northwestern Iran. The Iranian Kurdish opposition party reported this in an official statement on its website. According to the statement, members of Iranian troops were killed and wounded in a clash with Kurdish fighters in the village of Koke in the province of West Azarbeyjan. There are no reports of losses in the ranks of the Kurds.

Recently, the DPCI has intensified its military activities in the border areas of Iranian Kurdistan. In recent months, there have been several reports of its clashes with the Iranian troops. ” If we compare this report of the Kurdish media with the information of their Iranian counterparts, then a re-emphasis is evident from one Kurdish party to another: Kurds speak of “illegal” DPKI, and Iranians – about PJAK. Further – the Kurds are silent about their losses, and their data on the losses of the Iranian side as a whole coincide with the data of Tehran. Iranian sources say harshly about the destruction of at least 12 terrorists, without indicating their ethnic origin, and the arrest of a total of more than 30 militants.

Since the Kurdish media and other sources are silent about their losses, it should be taken as the basis for the reports of the Iranian Ministry of Information and Intelligence, as well as the IRGC. In addition, Kurdish sources complain that on July 13 and 17, Iran made artillery and rocket attacks on the Hadji Omran mountainous region of Erbil province in Northern Iraq. As a result, “the bombardment caused dozens of families of nomads and shepherds to flee, leaving cattle in the mountains.” According to Tehran, the shelling is aimed at the Iranian Kurdish opposition groups based on the border. Later, DPKI reported the death of two of its fighters as a result of shelling by the IRGC.

However, Barzaniev’s representatives in the leadership of KRG, urging “the Iranian government to put an end to the indiscriminate shelling of areas near the Kurdish border,” at the same time asked “Iranian Kurdish fighters not to use this region to attack the neighboring state.” That is, as we see, and the Barzani clan is gradually realizing that for an indefinitely long time it will be impossible to give terrorists’ shelter to Kurdish groups, be it DPKI or PJAK.

Let’s also inform the fans that they expect “autumn shocks” or “overthrow of the mullah regime,” that the relevant bodies of the Islamic Republic of Iran are no less active in neutralizing the “fifth columns”. On June 26, the Attorney General of Tehran Abbas Jaafari-Doulatabadi said that the main provocateurs who planned to continue protests in the bazaars of Tehran were arrested, warning that “the authorities of the country will not hesitate in the fight against riots.” Already in July, 8 terrorists who participated in attempts to attack the Iranian parliament and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in 2017 were executed. Moreover, Abbas Jaafari-Doulatabadi reacted to the threats of the IS terrorist group after these executions, saying that dozens of other members of the IS, including 16 women who were previously in Syria and were trained there, as well as 16 other men, also await trial in Iran.

Along with the struggle for internal security, Iran systematically strives for the security of external borders. And to the extent that the internal security forces and the prosecutor’s office are determined, they are as determined as can be assumed from the Kurdish reports about the art and rocket attacks of Northern Iraq, the IRGC and the armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Moreover, Tehran’s preventive measures to ensure external security are not limited to Pakistan, Afghanistan or Turkey. In the spring, the Iranians “neutralized” the manifestations of Turkmenistan’s anti-Iranian activities in the Caspian. On July 19, in Tehran, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani, received a colleague from Uzbekistan Viktor Makhmudov and held talks, stressing that Iran wants to intensify bilateral cooperation with Uzbekistan in the political, military and economic spheres. “Commenting on NATO’s destabilizing behavior in Afghanistan, as well as political, economic, social crises and security crises in the country, Shamkhani said:” Iran and Uzbekistan can contribute to the security and economic situation in Afghanistan through joint efforts, increased cooperation and support for the government national unity “.

Given that the decisions and steps to ensure the security of the borders and within the country are of a planned and complex nature, it is logical to assume that after Turkey, the republics of Central Asia, Iraqi Kurdistan, Turkey is in the queue. Further, however, and Transcaucasia – recall that on June 21 from Baku accused Iran of a certain incident. On June 26, the commander of the Iranian frontier forces Kassem Rezai explained: “The shootout that occurred a few days ago did not take place on the Iranian-Azerbaijani state border, but in the interior of Azerbaijan, 2 km from the border.” Baku then “calmed down”, but what conclusions and, what is most important, the decisions made in connection with this “hitch” by Iran – we find out, apparently, after clarifying the Iranian-Turkish relations.

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