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Iran Patient But Not Silent in Face of Conspiracies: Top General

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces hailed a recent missile attack by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) against terrorists in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and said although Tehran is patient, it will not keep silent in the face of conspiracies.

Enemies have hatched dozens of plots against Iran, one of which has turned one of the neighboring countries into a base for creating insecurity in the Islamic Republic, Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said in a speech in Tehran on Tuesday.

“Today the whole world saw how Iran treated with these centers of corruption,” he added, referring to the IRGC missile attack on terrorists in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

The recent missile attack was “a small part of the story”, the commander said, adding that it demonstrated the country’s power of prudence as well as intelligence and mission command capabilities.

“Enemies should be aware that if such plots continue, Iran’s Armed Forces will not keep silent,” Major General Baqeri said.

He went on to say that Iran has always been patient and sent warnings and messages, adding that however, if these plots continue, the country would have no choice but to act harshly.

“According to the United Nations Charter, we regard defending ourselves as our legitimate right and do not allow insecurity to enter our homes, our community and our country…,” the top general noted.

In a statement on Sunday, the IRGC confirmed that it had launched a missile attack a day earlier against a center in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region which was used for training anti-Iran terrorists and hosted a meeting of terrorist leaders.

Over the past months, terrorist groups affiliated with global arrogance have taken hostile moves from inside the Iraqi Kurdistan Region against Iran’s border areas, the statement said, adding that several terrorist teams have been dispatched to Iran to carry out acts of sabotage and upset security in Iran’s western provinces of West Azerbaijan, Kurdistan and Kermanshah.

Thanks to the IRGC’s vigilance and preparedness, a number of operations were conducted over the past weeks which dealt heavy blows to the terrorists in Marivan and Kamyaran border regions, it said.

Heads of the terrorist groups, however, did not heed the serious warnings from the Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s authorities about Iran’s resolve to destroy their bases and about the need for an end to their aggressive and terrorist activities, the statement added.

Authentic reports indicate that the center of plot against the Islamic Republic has been destroyed in the missile attack and tens of leaders and major elements of the terrorist group have been killed and injured, it went on to say.

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