Addressing a cultural ceremony on Monday, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said Iran is now regarded by many of the world countries as a “stable island in an insecure region.”
The commander explained that such a high degree of security in Iran emanates from its success to thwart the plots hatched by the enemies, who he said sough to destabilize the country by imposing an eight-year-long war in the 1980s.
The US used the September 11 as a pretext to invade Afghanistan and Iraq, Major General Jafari noted, saying it had plotted to invade Iran afterwards.
But, he added, the US became disheartened to attack our country when it realized the full preparedness of the Iranian armed forces to defend the country.
Amid the escalating security situation in neighboring Iraq, Iranian security officials have ensured that no security problem exists at the borders.
“There is no particular problem along our common border with Iraq, however, the necessary measures have been taken by the Interior Ministry and border police” Iran’s Interior Ministry spokesman, Hossein Ali Amiri, said on Monday.
In early June, following its large-scale offensives in Iraq, the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) seized control of most parts of Mosul, the second most populous city in Iraq, its surrounding Nineveh province. ISIL militants have been in control of Fallujah city since December.
The terrorists’ attacks have reportedly forced more than half a million people in and around Mosul, the capital of Nineveh Province, to flee their homes.
The Takfiri militants have vowed to march toward the capital, Baghdad.
They are said to have entered Iraq from neighboring Syria and Saudi Arabia to destabilize the Arab country.