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Iran speaker hails police, Basij conduct in Tehran riots

Tehran, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani welcomed police and Basij forces' conduct in the recent riots in Pasdaran street riots.

Creating insecurity for people is a redline for officials; Larijani said, adding that such acts are intolerable.

The rioters' behaviors in Pasdaran Street, north of Tehran were against norms.

He also expressed condolences over the martyrdom of the police officers in the accident.

The Feb 19 riot in northern Tehran was subdued by the security forces after a few hours and the main instigators were arrested, according to spokesman of the Iranian police Saeed Montazerolmahdi.

The riot on Monday night in the Golestan Street in northern Tehran district of Pasdaran led to the killing of five people, including police and Basij (voluntary) forces.

In addition to the five security forces, who were killed in separate car-ramming attacks and stabbing, 30 others were also injured in the protest.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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