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The Iranian government on Monday approved a plan proposed by Tehran’s City Council to dedicate special places in Tehran to citizens’ protest gatherings.
The Wednesday night clashes between security forces and demonstrators protesting a plan to divide parts of the Kazeroon County in Fars Province, southern Iran, has left at least one dead and six wounded.
Tehran’s police chief says 12 unlicensed dealers accused of disrupting Iran’s currency market have been arrested on Tuesday, as part of measures to stabilise the rial that has been going down in recent weeks.
There is evidence that proves elements who raided a police station in northern Tehran Monday in apparent support for the dervish community were being supported by foreign governments, a senior judicial official said.
Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli decried a recent attack on security forces in northern Tehran by members of the Gonabadi Dervishes, a Sufi community in Iran, and said all those behind the incident would be dealt with “decisively”.
Iran’s president says all ideologies are respected, but violence by any group or entity, especially acts of violence and insult against police and security forces, are definitely condemned.
Ten exchange facilities have been closed down and 90 foreign currency dealers arrested in a police raid in Tehran aimed at controlling the surging forex rates mainly caused by non-economic factors.
Police in Tehran have shut down several currency exchange shops and arrested a number of money changers suspected of being behind a recent turmoil in exchange rates.
The Iranian police chief says the forces used to quell the recent violence in Iran did not possess any live bullets when controlling the week-long protests that erupted last month over economic hardships.
Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli says the Islamic Republic managed to control the recent violent protests in a number of cities with the least possible price.