Iran will not allow illegal entry from Pakistan: Border police

TEHRAN, Sept. 5 (MNA) -- Iran will not allow anyone to illegally enter the country from Pakistan, Border Police Commander Hossein Zolfaqari said on Sunday.

And there has been no report that anyone from flood-stricken areas in Pakistan crossed the borders illegally, Zolfaqari told reporters. 

However, it has been reported that some people from flood-stricken areas in Pakistan might want to enter Iran by illegally crossing the common border.

Zolfaqari also said the Border Police was not aware that Iran’s Red Crescent planned to set up a mobile hospital near the border, adding that if such a decision had been made, the Border Police should have been informed. 

He went on to say that any plans in this regard should be implemented in Pakistani territory.

Elsewhere in his remarks, he said Iran has built walls along its border with Afghanistan and will also build walls along its border with Pakistan.

Iran arrests 3 PEJAK members

Zolfaqari also stated that the Border Police recently arrested three members of PEJAK (the Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan) in northwestern Iran.

He said that PEJAK is a paramilitary group and it mainly had some skirmishes in Turkey, but after Turkish military forces and Iranian Border Police clamped down on the group, they began conducting their activities from the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

The group conducts harassing acts, such as ambushing people and laying mines on roads, he noted, adding that the Border Police is responsible for preventing them from conducting such activities, but the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps is responsible for launching counterattacks against them. 

He said Iran expects the Iraqi government to halt the activities of the group, which has been in Iraq for years. 

The Border Police commander stated that the Iraqi government has asked Iran not to take any military action against the group, but except for a few positive steps, Iraq has not taken any serious measures in this regard.

Elsewhere in his remarks, he said that last year Azerbaijani border guards shot two Iranians who were attempting to illegally cross into their country, but the Azerbaijani officials claimed that the two people were smuggling alcoholic beverages.

However, no alcoholic beverages are smuggled from Iran to other countries, he noted, adding that Azerbaijani border officials should revise their stance toward Iran during their next visit to the common border.


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