Iran’s Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi says the recent terrorist attacks in France and Lebanon are also an alert to the Islamic Republic which should exercise more vigilance.
Referring to the recent deadly blasts in the French and Lebanese capitals, Alavi said, “Of course, the recent blasts are a serious alert to us too and should be subjected to expert attention,” he said on Sunday.
A series of coordinated armed attacks and explosions hit Paris on Friday, killing at least 132 people and injuring some 350 others. On November 12, 44 people were killed and nearly 240 more sustained injuries when two large explosions rocked a security post in Hussaineya Street in the crowded Borj al-Barajneh neighborhood in a southern suburb of Beirut.
The Takfiri terrorist group of Daesh, which has overrun parts of Iraq and Syria and is tyrannizing the population there, has claimed responsibility for the terror strikes in both cities.
The Iranian minister referred to “foreign infiltration” and “Takfiri terrorists” as the most important soft and hard threats against the country respectively.
“The enemy has always been intent on infiltration and dealing a blow to the country. Currently, however, we face more of this threat considering the new circumstances,” he added.
“The main priorities of the Intelligence Ministry,” Alavi said, “are ensuring the country’s security and confronting the Takfiri movement.”