President Rouhani to Visit Kermanshah in Spite of Recent Assassination

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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.

According to a report by IRNA, as translated by IFP, an official with President’s office announced that no change has been made in President’s plan to visit Kermanshah.

Ali Asghar Mohammadi said the trip to Kermanshah will be made in the near future.

His remarks came as certain media had reported the cancellation of President’s visit due to the assassination attempt against Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, a member of Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission.

The vehicle carrying Falahatpisheh, the representative of the county of Eslamabad-e Gharb, came under an attack by four assassins as he was travelling to the village of Rijab on Sunday, July 10.

The governor of Dalahou County and the director-general of the fisheries of Kermanshah, also passengers of the vehicle, sustained injuries while the driver and head of the Veterinary Department of Dalahou lost their lives in the shooting.

Falahatpisheh escaped the attack with little injuries, and local security and judicial officials are investigating the assault.

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