Iran again warns of crossing into Pakistan if border is not secured

Published: October 17, 2014
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Iran, on many counts, has threatened to send forces into Pakistani territories. PHOTO: AFP

Iran, on many counts, has threatened to send forces into Pakistani territories. PHOTO: AFP

Iran issued a veiled threat to Pakistan on Thursday that it might cross the border to contain terrorists if Pakistan fails protect its border and stop terrorists from entering into Iran, Iranian state media reported.

Second-in-command of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Brigadier General Hossein Salami on Thursday said that border security is a common and pressing need for neighbouring countries. He warned that if any neighbouring country fails to fulfill their obligation to protect their border than Iran will have no choice but to act on its own.

We are, in principle, against intervening in the affairs of any country, but if they fail to abide by their obligations we will have [no choice but] to act,” said Salami, adding that “Terrorists, wherever they may be, even on the soil of neighbouring countries, we will find them, and if they do not give up acts of terrorism, we will deal with them without reservation.”

In May this year, Iranian border guards trespassed three kilometres into Pakistani territory and shot dead a Pakistani citizen while injuring another in the Prom tehsil of Panjgur district in Balochistan.

Iran, on many counts, has threatened to send forces into Pakistani territories.

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  • Sun Tzu
    Oct 17, 2014 - 2:23AM

    Balochistan, FATA and Sindh should re-integrate with Iran, Afghanistan and India respectively for peace in the region.

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  • Rahul
    Oct 17, 2014 - 2:25AM

    Can Pakistan get along with at least one of its neighbors!

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  • Oct 17, 2014 - 2:30AM

    Good. If Pakistan doesn’t do its job, outsiders will come in to do it for them. US comes with drones to take out terrorists that Pakistanis are incapable of wiping out; anti-Iran group Jundullah (not to be confused with a Pakistani group of the same name) had been based in and operating out of Balochistan for a long time. Pakistani leaders, as usual, can’t or don’t want to do anything while the country is taken bit by bit of every militant of every thinkable type.

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  • Prem
    Oct 17, 2014 - 2:40AM

    Good idea. India should also.

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  • Pakistani
    Oct 17, 2014 - 2:41AM

    Our ‘savranity’ is violated by brotherly Islamic country. So no problem. Oh wait we did lose control of the border..so why object to a similar violation by others?

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  • Indian
    Oct 17, 2014 - 2:42AM

    American, Talibans and now Iranians. Pakistan is no more a nation. it’s just a place where anyone can invade into.Recommend

  • K-10
    Oct 17, 2014 - 2:54AM

    India, Iran and Afghanistan – all complaining about the same thing. Two are strong enough to threaten action, one already is. Must be a Hindu, Jewish conspiracy against Muslims. Oh wait, two of them are Muslim countries! Then it must be a western conspiracy – the Americans must be behind this – to defame Pakistan. But wait, Iran hates USA. But then again, Iran and the US are warming up to each other – look at the nuclear deal they are negotiating. It certainly can’t be Pakistan, the land of the pure, at fault of course. Pakistan itself is a victim of terrorism. Can no one see this?

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  • anshul
    Oct 17, 2014 - 4:29AM

    Give Iran some ummah or nuclear nation rhetoric perhaps it may works.

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  • Prognosticator
    Oct 17, 2014 - 5:27AM

    Dear Iranian brothers, we have realized that you just have to do what you’ve got to do when it comes to Pakistan. You cannot have a dialogue because the entire system has been infiltrated by Islamists. If you have to come across the border to accomplish something do it. No use in expecting Pakistan to act.

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  • Sid
    Oct 17, 2014 - 5:50AM

    No worries Iran. Anybody can walk into Pakistan and do what they want to do. It is about time that Pakistan;s neighbor take care of terrorism problem in Pakistan, since clearly Pakistan has no will neither capability to handle it.

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  • ModiFied
    Oct 17, 2014 - 5:54AM

    Iran is wrong, India is wrong and Afghanistan is wrong. Only Pakistan is always right.

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  • Amanullah Khan
    Oct 17, 2014 - 6:19AM

    So now even a small power like Iran is threatening us. After Western border breach by USA & NATO, Eastern border breach by India,now Iran on the S-W.
    All because our establishment thinks, nurturing terrorist is a strategic necessity. The problem is within ourselves and we blame the neighbours. We need to reconsider the power of the establishment that is destroying Pakistan right from the Bangladesh days.

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  • pakiindi
    Oct 17, 2014 - 6:24AM

    There must be come conspiracy behind this threat of Iran.

    Can some expert please tell us what it is?

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  • Hassan Mirza
    Oct 17, 2014 - 6:39AM

    So Iran wants a war with America, Britain, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Turkey and now Pakistan? At this rate, only North Korea will have diplomatic relations with Iran.

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  • Mirza
    Oct 17, 2014 - 7:05AM

    Is there a single neighboring country which does not accuse Pakistan of exporting terrorism? Despite getting billions we have not stopped nurturing terrorists and their safe havens.

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  • Indian
    Oct 17, 2014 - 7:33AM

    More neighbors are turning against Pakistan.

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  • harkol
    Oct 17, 2014 - 7:59AM

    If a person decides to let a swamp exist in his property, breeding mosquitoes, it is not just his problem. His neighbours will request at first and if that doesn’t work – they will move in to clear out the swamp.

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  • Tony Singh
    Oct 17, 2014 - 8:02AM

    India, Afganistan and now Iran too. Seems the infant terrible of the region is screaming to get attention.

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  • zaid hamid
    Oct 17, 2014 - 8:35AM

    Try that and Pakistan army will give you befitting reply. Don’t be in any illusion, Iran.

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  • zaid hamid
    Oct 17, 2014 - 8:35AM

    Try that and Pakistan army will give you befitting reply. Don’t be in any illusion, Iran.

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  • Mr Khan
    Oct 17, 2014 - 8:57AM

    This is the same Iran that is arming Hizbollah with rockets and drones while participating in the bloodbath that has killed 200,000 civilians in Syria. I mean…

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  • FromNorthKorea
    Oct 17, 2014 - 9:04AM

    Iran, Afghanistan, India & China all 4 neighbours do not like our military made foreign policy to use jihadis & non state actors against them. Do as a country & a nation, we have the courage to get hold of our foreign policy & adopt it according to the new global requirements. According to Musharaf (latest interview with Jasmine) that if you take away Foreign policy from Army then Pakistan ka Huda Haifz.

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  • Ravian
    Oct 17, 2014 - 9:19AM

    Shameful for our security forces, who are extremely experienced in dealing with power matters in Islamabad but highly incompetent when it comes to dealing with the enemy.

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  • shakti
    Oct 17, 2014 - 9:27AM

    I feel really sorry for the state of humanity around tge world. What have we descended to.

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  • Hassan
    Oct 17, 2014 - 9:45AM

    We should teach them a lesson. They think Pakistan is week. We need to wage operations against iranian guards because they are any way illegal under dictatorship. We have already tamed Afghanistan and Indian army, just Iranian army is left to take control of to secure our border.

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  • Pk_Paris
    Oct 17, 2014 - 9:49AM

    Point to note “if any neighbouring country fails to fulfill their obligation to protect their border than Iran will have no choice but to act on its own”
    Can other neighbouring countries follow the same!!!

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  • HUma
    Oct 17, 2014 - 10:11AM

    Iran is a close ally of India and has decided to take dictation from India just like Afghanistan.

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  • Bewildered
    Oct 17, 2014 - 10:11AM

    Securing Iranian border is Iran’s sole responsibility, not Pakistan’s. Pakistan’s responsibility is to protect its own border so that no alien can enter without proper permissions. Why Iran doesn’t fulfill her responsibility first by stopping any illegal movement? However, this is easier said than done. If USA cannot seal its Mexican border 100% with all the resources and technology available, how Pakistan, or Iran for that matter, can practically accomplish this task 100%. So Iranian brothers, please cool your heads down a bit. Threatening Pakistan won’t do any good to you or us, but only to the enemies of the both.

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  • nouman
    Oct 17, 2014 - 10:25AM

    Second-in-command of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Brigadier General Hossein Salami on Thursday said that “We are, in principle, against intervening in the affairs of any country” hahah this is her hypocritical approach and totally based on lie . we have seen how Iran is 100% true in her words. Irani military not only interfere in other states but only sent her troops to destroy….. secondly if Iran consider that we Pakistani are less power than Iran its her mistake. if any state dare to threat us we will demolish them but destroy them from the world map….. this is not 1980s era this is 21ist century. we are Atomic power. beware us …..

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  • sharabi
    Oct 17, 2014 - 10:32AM

    But Pakistan is a Nuclear Country.

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  • Reddy
    Oct 17, 2014 - 10:34AM

    pakistan making more enemies than neighbors…expect yet another befitting reply from pakistan at UN.

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  • In the name of love (what more)
    Oct 17, 2014 - 12:05PM

    Lets face it. This is what is expected to happen in future. With the Americans invading at will, it has given strength to other nations to do the same, as there is a common belief that Pakistan is simply not capable enough to act. Not that they don’t want to, they certainly want to flush the terrorists out from their western front, it’s just that Pakistan military and establishment does not have the capability to do it. Military is highly demoralized, especially seeing the way the soldiers have been butchered in the hands of terrorists while the govt. or the military choose to look the other way.

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  • Imtiaz
    Oct 17, 2014 - 1:11PM

    What about Kashmir ?

    You Pakis have forgotten your kashmiri brothers

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  • Gurion
    Oct 17, 2014 - 1:23PM

    @Indian:

    Pakistan is no more a nation. it’s
    just a place where anyone can invade
    into.

    It alway has been such. Once fully subjugated, they will claim that invaders were actually their ancestors and that they conquered the whole world and ruled it for 1000 years etc etc…

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  • Gurion
    Oct 17, 2014 - 1:26PM

    @Hassan:

    We should teach them a lesson. They
    think Pakistan is week

    Actually, Pakistan is a month or at least a fortnight!

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  • Qazi Zeeshan Aali
    Oct 17, 2014 - 1:28PM

    Dear Fellows! This is another step in preparation of World war 3. We are being compelled from all borders of Pakistan. Inside we are facing internal disorder of the political conditions between government and dharnas. So it would not be wrong if I state that “A automation is generated where Pakistan have two choices, to give up the country and bring the ruler required by the creator of this automation, or to fight with the powers gathering on our borders”.

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  • Bilal Khan
    Oct 17, 2014 - 1:35PM

    Welcome to Pakistan if you want to come as a Guest.
    Otherwise you will get a unmemorable response from us. Please think thrice.

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  • asim
    Oct 17, 2014 - 1:36PM

    @Indian, try invading Pakistan and then see.

    Iran and Pakistan have a different relationship than Pakistan and India.

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  • pakiindi
    Oct 17, 2014 - 1:56PM

    @Imtiaz:

    Just don’t worry about Kashmir. Indians will take care of it.

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  • himanshu
    Oct 17, 2014 - 2:36PM

    Welcome Iran !!! We have been saying that for years to pakistan to stop nurturing terrorists. Now, I think the time has come to make anti-terrorist joint forces and enter pakistan from everywhere north, east, south and west to end this.

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  • Bob
    Oct 17, 2014 - 2:50PM

    Pakistan has turned into a Zombie nation, out to create trouble in the world. I will not be surprised if its quarantined by all nations to stop the spread of its diseased mind-set.

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  • Manjeet sherpao
    Oct 17, 2014 - 3:03PM

    @Amanullah Khan:

    Iran is 18th in land size and Pakistan is 36th

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  • Hashk03
    Oct 17, 2014 - 4:12PM

    Try to understand guys. Pakistan needs to buy gas from Iran through pipe and everything will be fine.

    BTW. Lack of human rights in Iran does not make that country any safe from inside it’s borders. Now Iran is claiming rights from others. WELL DONE IRAN SHOW ANGRY EYES TO ALL COUNTRIES WHO COME IN CONTACT WITH YOU.

    Iran as a nation is behaving like a psychopath. Threatening and intimidating behaviour towards all its bordering countries as well as countries far away from it’s borders.

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  • Patriot
    Oct 17, 2014 - 8:41PM

    Neither of the ruling party of Pakistan showed adequate courage to shut these loud mouths. Pakistan is not a peanut any bugger can crush. India is heavily funding Taliban while Afghanistan is a welcome host and safe heaven for all the terrorists. While instead of taking measures inside their space, Iran is threating Pakistan. Iran always think otherwise.

    Pakistan is in a great battle against terrorism on the northern front. Suddenly India engaged him on the working boundry and LOC. Now Iran is taking its turn. This not a coincidence, this is a deliberate act of diverting Pakistan’s attention from the on-going final battle against terrorists. It proves that our so called neighbours do not want Pakistan to stand on its feet. Pakistan is not the only neighbour. India, Afghanistan & Iran are also neighbours with Pakistan thus holding their responsibilities too. China is also a neighbouring country, but there have never been something like that. It proves something else and shows clear intentions against Pakistan. Iran: a so called brotherly ISLAMIC neighbour.

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  • Baloch
    Oct 17, 2014 - 9:41PM

    List of things Pakistan can do to Iran in retaliation:

    Seal border with Iran
    Ban Iranian imports into Pakistan
    Ban cross border movement of goods and people across the Pak-Iran border
    Shut down the Iranian consulates in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta
    Shut down the Iranian cultural centres in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta
    Restrict Iranian diplomats to Islamabad Capital Territory
    Ban Iranian citizens from entering Pakistan
    Kill any Iranian border guard who comes across the border
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  • Sid
    Oct 17, 2014 - 10:11PM

    @Hassan:
    Please tell me your comments were satirical. Please for your own sake just tell us all it was a satirical comment.

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  • Patriot
    Oct 17, 2014 - 11:32PM

    @Baloch: 100% true. That should be done immediately.

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  • Prem
    Oct 18, 2014 - 12:28AM

    @Patriot:
    China uses Pakistan as a lever against India, also China is not a democracy and the area adjacent to Pakistan is Xinjiang. China also accuses Pakistan of harboring Uighur terrorists.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/14/us-pakistan-uighurs-idUSBREA2D0PF20140314

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  • Prem
    Oct 18, 2014 - 12:30AM

    @asim:
    India couldn’t care less about invading Pakistan.

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  • Rahul Patil
    Oct 18, 2014 - 8:43AM

    Behold! Another truth about the cancer called Pakistan. Its not only about letting terrorists cross border, Pakistan actively helps terrorists grow n group in its territory. Its a fact everyone knows. Oh Pakistan, you were better off with India but I’m glad we’re free from this cancer…

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  • Rahul DB
    Oct 18, 2014 - 10:01AM

    The Pakistani people need to see that while we have our issues at the border with Kashmir India has never violated Pakistani sovereignty even after major provocations. It is only India that seems to still value the integrity of the Pakistani state.Recommend

  • Asad
    Oct 18, 2014 - 4:08PM

    We will come out of this…terrorists are already on the run. One should analyze this situation and then post a comment.

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