Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) should be held accountable for the deadly attack which killed 27 and wounded 13 others.
“These wicked criminals (the perpetrators of the terror attack) were [members of] one of the ethnic groups in Baluchestan province, who had received training in the neighbouring country to conduct suicide attacks,” said General Safavi, who is a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
“Our neighbouring country (Afghanistan) and the ISI should be answerable to the Iranian government and nation as well as the IRGC regarding how they (the terrorists) crossed the country’s border, and why this neighbouring country has turned into a safe haven and a place for training and dispatching these unfaithful terrorist groups,” said the top general.
He said the Iran-Pakistan common border has faced threats and security problems in the past, too, and used by terrorists as a safe haven, and “the Pakistani government should be answerable for that.”
He said evidence shows these terrorist groups are financially supported by certain Persian Gulf countries “whose crown prince is currently in Pakistan.”
“They were nursing other wicked and sinister thoughts for the ceremonies marking the anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, but their plots were foiled thanks to the vigilance of the IRGC and other security and intelligence institutions,” said the general.
General Safavi noted that Iran reserves the right to crack down on the perpetrators of such terrorist attacks.
He said that Iran would like to have cordial relations with neighbouring countries, adding, “insecurity in the region will benefit the Americans and Zionists who have gathered at Warsaw conference.”
The top general noted that the Iranian nation and military will, in due time, deal a crushing and proportionate response to those who provoked and masterminded the recent terrorist attack in Iran.