Iran detains Afghans, Pakistanis seeking to join ISIL

TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) – Islamic Republic has detained a number of Afghans and Pakistanis who were seeking to join ISIL passing through Iran.

Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli in a meeting of the country’s deputy governors for political, social and security affairs said that a number of Afghans and Pakistanis who were passing through Iran seeking to join ISIL in Iraq were arrested.  

Rahmani Fazli added that the country had already prevented some other Afghans and Pakistanis to enter Iran.  

"ISIL terrorists have not succeeded in recruitment of fans inside the country; however, this is not to deny they promote their ideology, since they are active in the cyberspace, connecting to the possible candidates for recruitment,” the minister said.

He asserted that there is no fear of any danger of this terrorist group for the country because the residents of Iranian border provinces are smart enough and the security forces are completely dominant over the borders.

Rahmani Fazli said that the ISIL terrorists were not successful in Iraq either and withdrew.  

He assured that Iran is fully prepared to defend country’s both eastern and western borders. 

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