President Hassan Rouhani will not cancel his planned trip to the western Iranian province of Kermanshah despite a recent assassination attempt, which wounded a senior Iranian lawmaker and killed two others in the same province.
Prosecutor General of Tehran Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi said four individuals with dual citizenship have been indicted in the country, noting that the cases of seven other defendants accused of involvement in Iran’s 2009 post-election unrest have been also sent to the court.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said the statement recently issued by North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Iran's missile program was a “repetition of the past unfounded claims.”
An Iranian lawmaker has survived an assassination attempt in the western province of Kermanshah, a fellow MP says.
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri on Sunday underlined the need for responding to all threats, including enemies’ attempts to make inroads into the country.
An Iranian member of Parliament voiced his discontent over the government’s decision to cut the country’s defence budget as much as 50,000bn rials [$1.4bn] for the current Iranian calendar year, and described the move as being wrong, inappropriate, and against prudence.
Brigadier General Abdul-Rahim Mousavi, who previously served as Deputy Commander of Iran’s Army, was appointed by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei as the new Deputy Chief of Staff of Iranian Armed Forces.
In the recent clashes between Iranian border guards and armed bandits in Sistan and Balouchestan Province, southeast of Iran, the terrorists managed to flee into Pakistan. Now the Iranian Police spokesman blames Islamabad for the martyrdom of four Iranian guards in the clashes.
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry categorically denied sending threatening text messages to a large number of journalists, and described it as an unprofessional move.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan congratulated his Muslim counterparts on Eid al-Fitr, and hoped for restoration of calm and security to the Islamic world in light of unity among Muslim nations.