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Iran plans to build 160 outposts to secure southeastern borders
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TEHRAN – Border Police Commander Hossein Zolfaqari said on Wednesday that Iran plans to build 160 border outposts and 230 kilometers of road along its southeastern borders in order to strengthen security in the area. 
“Through building these outposts over the next three months, a large number of gaps along the borders will be sealed,” Brigadier General Zolfaqari told reporters in Urmia in West Azarbaijan Province.    
The main priority of the border police is to beef up security in the country’s southeastern border areas, he said.
On the situation of the country’s border with Iraq, the commander said that militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have not advanced toward Iran’s borders, adding that the country’s northwestern borders are secure.
In addition, he said that possible movements of the ISIL terrorists near Iran’s borders will be closely monitored. 
The ISIL militants have captured several areas in northern and western Iraq over the past two weeks, and are trying to advance toward the capital Baghdad. 
The onslaught, which is purportedly aimed at establishing a caliphate in an area straddling some parts of Iraq and Syria, is threatening to dismember Iraq and unleash all-out sectarian warfare with no regard for national borders.

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