Presence of foreigners and hostile groups at Iran’s borders is the red line for the country’s border guards, Commander of Iran's Border Guards Police Brigadier General Ahmad Ali Goudarzi said on Saturday.
Noting that Iran is bordering with 15 countries, the commander stressed a sustainable and acceptable security exists along the country’s border areas, “the southeastern borders in particular.”
He made the remarks during a graduation ceremony held in Tehran for the border guards’ police cadets.
“Iran enjoys good diplomatic relations and interaction with its neighboring states and none of the country’s borders or check points have been closed,” said General Goudarzi stressing that Iran’s trade and economic relations with its neighbors are “properly underway.”
He added that the courageous border guards of the country are vigilantly providing security in the border areas.
General Goudarzi also referred to the reopening of Iran-Turkmenistan’s border crossing on October 14, saying that the reopening of the Incheborun checkpoint “will lead to the resumption of trade relations” between the two countries.
The Incheborun checkpoint, Iran’s main land crossing to the Central Asia region located on Iran's northeastern border with Turkmenistan, was closed in February 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The border crossing reopened after 20 months.
General Goudarzi also said that trade and economic visa issuance is underway at all border terminals and border guards are rendering quality services round-the-clock to facilitate the relevant activities.