The Head of the Iranian Army’s Strategic Studies Center, Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said that the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have deployed 7000 ISIL terrorists in Afghanistan.
Pourdastan made the remarks Wednesday in Tehran in a conference which was dedicated to discussing the achievements of the Iranian Army.
“Today, 7000 ISIL terrorists been deployed in Afghanistan with the money of the United Arab Emirate and Saudi Arabia and they [ISIL terrorists] are attracting recruits,” he said.
He went on to say that the global arrogance is continuously supporting and financing ISIL terrorists who are deployed in Afghanistan, Mehr news agency reported.
Noting that ISIL footprints can still be seen in Iraq, Pourdastan added, “today, we sometimes see that ISIL terrorists are taking actions in Iraq’s Diyala Province.”
The Iranian general meanwhile, stressed that the Islamic Republic’s ground forces are fully ready along the eastern borders of the country, warning of crushing response to any hostile action against Iran.
Source: Iranian media