An Iranian military commander has said that the country will annihilate ISIS terrorists if they get close to the country’s borders.

“The strategy of the [Iranian] Armed Forces is to eliminate ISIS elements if they come closer than 40 kilometers of the country’s borders,” said Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Brigadier General Ahmad Pourdastan.

Pourdastan further said that Iran has full intelligence about ISIS forces in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province.

“Today, the Army’s ground forces are stationed along the country’s western borders with Iraq’s Diyala province, and we are keeping a close watch [on any movements] and there is no need to worry,” said the Iranian commander.

He noted that the IRGC’s missile operation against ISIS positions in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor was a response to terrorists and those daydreaming about launching attacks against Iran.

“The IRGC’s missile operation was also a strong and firm response to the false remarks made by the reactionary countries’ leaders,” Pourdastan remarked.

On June 18, the IRGC fired six mid-range ballistic missiles at various targets within a range of 650 to 700 kilometers in Syria to retaliate for an earlier ISIS attack in Tehran.

The missiles targeted headquarters, ammunition and logistic depots of the terrorists.