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PJAK could enjoy Islamic clemency if they disarm: IRGC

Source: Mehr News Agency

The deputy commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has said that the counter-revolutionary group PJAK, which is based in northwest Iran, could be granted Islamic clemency if they abandon their armed struggle against the Islamic Republic.

Brigadier General Hossein Salami made the remarks on the sidelines of a ceremony held in Tehran on Tuesday to commemorate IRGC personnel who have been martyred in the campaign against PJAK (the Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan).

"We warn terrorist groups to stay sufficiently far away from border areas or wait for the crushing attacks of the Sepah (IRGC)," he said.

The IRGC is determined to maintain the security of border areas and will continue its operations to mop up terrorists and counter-revolutionaries, he stated.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Salami said that the United States is supporting the terrorist groups that operate along the country's borders with Iraq and Afghanistan, adding that Iran will not tolerate U.S.-sponsored terrorists and will deal with them firmly.

IRGC has taken preemptive action against PJAK

IRGC Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari also said that the IRGC has launched preemptive attacks on PJAK in northwest Iran to incapacitate the terrorist group so that it cannot pose a security threat to the country in the future.

IRGC Chief Jafari speaking at the memorial for some of the IRGC personnel who been died fighting PJAK

"According to our intelligence, we knew that counter-revolutionaries had planned to take action against the Islamic Republic with the support of the United States, so the Sepah planned and carried out an operation and the Sepah forces were deployed in the region," Brigadier General Jafari stated in an address at the ceremony commemorating martyred IRGC personnel.

Since July 11, IRGC forces have carried out several major operations against the counter-revolutionary group PJAK in northwestern Iran and have inflicted heavy casualties on the group.

The IRGC has announced that the operations are being conducted to clear terrorists out of the region.

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