Commander Warns of S. Arabia’s Increased Attempts to Foment Insecurity in Iran


Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh warned that Saudi Arabia and certain other Arab states have intensified their attempts at bordering areas to create insecurity inside Iran.

“At present, some investments (to support the terrorist groups) have been made at the bordering areas with the support of certain Arab countries, specially al-Saud, and these investments have seven-folded in the past Iranian year (ended on March 19) compared with the previous year,” Hajizadeh said, addressing a gathering in Tehran on Monday.

He also referred to Iran’s advisory role in Iraq and Syria to help them stand against the terrorist groups, and said the high level of security and stability in Iran despite being located in a volatile region is the result of the Iranian military advisors’ sacrifices and cooperation with the resistance front.

In relevant remarks in April, IRGC Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said Saudi Arabia is masterminding terrorist attacks on the Islamic Republic by training and funding terrorist groups along the borders.

Speaking to reporters, Pakpour said Iran has arrested terrorists that have confessed to their affiliation to Saudi Arabia and some other Persian Gulf Arab states. 

Pakpour said Riyadh is striving hard to make Iran insecure, and added, “Right now, countries like the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are engaged in organizing and equipping these groups but the reason why no terrorist act is committed is due to our preparedness.”