Not only India but Iran has now warned neighbouring Pakistan of “heavy price” for allegedly harbouring terrorists.
It need be mentioned that Iran suffered killing of 27 of its elite Revolutionary Guards in a suicide bombing near the border earlier this week.
Revolutionary Guards chief Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari also accused Tehran’s regional rival Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates of supporting terrorist groups that attack Iranian forces, saying they could face “reprisal operations.”
Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE deny backing such terrorists.
“Why do Pakistan’s army and security body … give refuge to these anti-revolutionary groups? Pakistan will no doubt pay a high price,” Jafari said in remarks live on state television.
Jafari was addressing a large crowd gathered for the funeral of the victims of Wednesday’s suicide bombing, which took place in a southeastern region where security forces are facing a rise in attacks by terrorists from the country’s Sunni Muslim minority.
The Sunni group Jaish al Adl (Army of Justice), which says it seeks greater rights and better living conditions for the ethnic minority Baluchis, claimed responsibility for the attack.
Iran’s Shi’ite Muslim authorities say terrorist groups operate from safe havens in Pakistan and have repeatedly called on the neighbouring country to crack down on them.