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17:27 | 2009-10-26


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Commander Stresses IRGC's Intelligence Capability to Track Terrorists

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Monday underlined that IRGC forces have the required intelligence capability to track and hunt down terrorists.

"IRGC enjoys massive intelligence power to track terrorist groups and confront threats against Iran's national security," IRGC Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami told FNA.

"The enemy is well aware of IRGC's intelligence power. The IRGC is continuously monitoring the enemies of the Islamic Republic and it has been doing so for years," Salami noted.

He declined to provide a more detailed explanation on the issue due to security considerations, but said that the IRGC is trying hard to promote its level of preparedness.

The commander further said that the anti-Iran terrorist groups are politically and militarily supported by a number of western countries.

The comments by Salami came a week after a deadly bombing in the country's southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan in which 42 people were killed and several others were wounded.

Lieutenant Commander of the IRGC Ground Force Brigadier General Nourali Shoushtari, Sistan and Balouchestan province's IRGC Commander General Rajabali Mohammadzadeh, Iranshahr Corps commander, Sarbaz Corps commander and Amiralmoemenin Brigade commander were among the martyrs of the terrorist attack.

The Pakistan-based terrorist group Jundollah, headed by Abdolmalek Rigi, has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.

Last week, IRGC Chief Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari blasted the US and Britain for supporting Rigi's group, and said, "(Iran's) Intelligence apparatus has presented evidence and documents which prove that the evil group of Rigi is backed up and protected by the US, British and, unfortunately, the Pakistani intelligence agencies and that it (the Rigi group) carries out its plans at their orders."