Security Official: Death of Iranian Deputy Minister “Not Terrorist Act”

News ID: 190119 Service: Society/Culture

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior Iranian security official said initial investigation about the murder of an Iranian deputy minister proved that the incident was not a terrorist or a politically-motivated act.

Deputy Industries, Mines and Trade Minister for Parliamentary Affair Safdar Rahmatabadi was shot dead in his passenger car Sunday evening as the assassin shot two bullets into his head and his chest.

Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency on Monday, Deputy Interior Minister for Security and Law Enforcement Affairs Ali Abdollahi said new clues on the murder of Rahamtabadi proved that the incident was not a terrorist act.

“This has by no means been a terrorist act and we are working with law enforcement police to find the main suspect,” Abdollahi stated.

“We have gained new clues and information and we are trying to find more details about the case," Abdollahi underscored.


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