|Iran has beefed up security in border areas||
TEHRAN – Police chief Esmaeil Ahmadimoqadam said on Saturday that Iran has beefed up security in border areas.
The statement by the police official comes as Iran has deployed troops in border with Iraq to prevent a possible incursion by terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.
Ahmadimoqadam said all borders are under tight control and security forces fully monitor everything and are quite prepared to counter the slightest move in border areas.
“Security in the country’s borders is rather in a favorable condition because in every part of border(s) security forces are stationed,” he told reporters.
In some border points which are more vulnerable to incursions the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps forces are deployed, he stated.
For example, he said, IRGC forces are stationed in the country’s southeast and northwest borders, Iran’s borders with Pakistan and Iraq.
The police chief added Iran has beefed up security in borders in recent months and the closure of some border points have been accelerated.
When asked about possible threat of the Iranian borders by ISIL militants, h said, “Such a scenario is not conceivable for the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
However there is still the possibility of drug and human trafficking in borders but the situation has improved in comparison to the past, he stated.
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