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Raising hue and cry for Daesh-like murderer to reinforce anti-revolution

Tehran, Iran's Judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani said on Tuesday that promoting hue and cry for a Daesh-like murderer who killed police officers is aimed to reinforce anti-revolution elements.

Ayatollah Amoli Larijani made the remarks regarding US Department of State over execution of Mohammad Salas who killed Iranian police officers in Pasdaran Street.

Due to Iran's regional power, the US and its allies are after forcing the Islamic Republic of Iran to bow to pressures, he said.

Ayatollah Amoli Larijani also condemned the US meddling in internal affairs of other countries despite being located thousands of kilometers away from Iran.

Three policemen were killed and several wounded after Salas drove a bus into a group of police officers in Tehran's Pasdaran Street on February 19.

In a separate attack on the same day, one member of the Basij force was run over and killed, while another was stabbed to death.

Police spokesperson said 30 policemen were injured and many public and private properties were destroyed in the riot.

The security forces were trying to quell the disturbance involving Gonabadi dervishes, a Sufi community in Iran.

The dervishes were protesting the arrest of members of the sect, as well as rumors that their 90-year-old leader would soon be detained by police, despite assurances by the authorities that they had no such intention.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi also earlier said that the US is no position to interfere with other independent countries domestic affairs and distort the facts.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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