Iran has squarely blamed Pakistan for the suicide bombing that killed more than 2 dozens of its troops earlier this week. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards blamed “Pakistan’s security forces” for supporting the terrorists who perpetrated the attack.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards says “Pakistan’s security forces” supporting the perpetrators of a suicide bombing that killed 27 troops earlier this week
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Revolutionary Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari also threatened Pakistan with retaliation if it does not take action against the terrorist outfit on its own.
BREAKING: Iranian general says his country will take its own measures if Pakistan does not punish militants who attacked Revolutionary Guards
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“Pakistan’s government, who has housed these anti-revolutionaries and threats to Islam, knows where they are and they are supported by Pakistan’s security forces,” he said. In a thinly veiled threat, Major General Jafari said, “If (the Pakistan government) does not punish them, we will retaliate against this anti-revolutionary force, and whatever Pakistan sees will be the consequence of its support for them.”
It is notable here that on 13 February, just a day before the Pulwama attack, 27 personnel of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard were killed and 13 others were injured when an explosive-laden car blew up beside a vehicle transporting the personnel in Khash-Zahedan road near the Sistan-Balochistan province near Pakistan border.
The Pulwama attack had also happened in a similar manner when an IED laden SUV had blown up near a CRPF vehicle transporting our Jawans on February 14.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also warned Pakistan of terrible consequences following the Pulwama Terror Attack that claimed the lives of over 40 of our soldiers. Since then, there have been significant developments. The NSA of the USA in a conversation with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval recognized India’s right to self-defense.
With Iran threatening retaliation after Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured Indians that there will be consequences, the signs appear to be ominous for Pakistan.