Pakistan - Iran to enhance security along shared borders

Pakistan - Iran to enhance security along shared borders

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Border Guards Commander Brigadier General Qassem Rezayee announced that Tehran and Islamabad have agreed to further strengthen security along their shared borders.

"During my recent talks with Pakistani border commanders, we agreed to increase our cooperation in the field of reinforcing the border regions," Brigadier General Rezayee said.

He pointed to the measures taken by Pakistan's authorities to improve eastern borders’ security, and said, "We have some security issues on our borders with Pakistan which I discussed with the authorities of the country during my recent trip there."

 “We expect the government of Pakistan to concentrate on our shared borders even more than before and to increase the number of military units assigned to this area," General Rezayee added.

In relevant remarks in April 2015, General Rezayee urged Pakistan to stop terrorists' cross-border attacks from its soil and adopt practical measures in tightening their lax security control over borders with Iran.

"The border guards of this (Eastern) region are in fact in charge of security of both Iran and Pakistan borders, but unfortunately we are facing the negligence of the Pakistani side," General Rezayee said.

He reported over 70 cases of border clashes with the terrorists and drug traffickers last year, and said, "Whenever these clashes happen Pakistan is to blame for them."

The bordering areas between Iran and Pakistan have witnessed numerous cases of insecurity in recent years.

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