0745 GMT January 25, 2020
Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Army Brigadier General Ahmadreza Pourdastan said the surprise attack against Iranian border guards in Mirjaveh holds no operational value and reflects weakness of Pakistan since Iranians had counted on safety controls by the neighboring side based on border protocols.
Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran condemns these moves, noted the commander adding “if no serious step is taken by the government of Pakistan, Iran will deem it as its legal right to overwhelm and destroy nests of bandits and terrorists at any depth of the neighboring country’s territory.”
Brig. Gen. Pourdastan also underlined that Iran would remain utterly serious as long as the country’s security is at stake.