Iran’s provincial governor slapped in public place


TEHRAN ( web report): Iran’s provincial governor slapped on his face in an inaugoration ceremony on Saturday.

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Video of the assault circulated on social media, showing a man running on stage and slapping Governor Abedin Khoram just as he was about to deliver a speech in the presence of Interior Minister Ahmad Vihidi.

IRNA said it was the 55-year-old’s first public appearance since his appointment as governor by ultraconservative President Ebrahim Raisi last Sunday.

“According to some sources, the attacker was an employee of the (Guards’) Ashura Corps with personal motives,” it said.

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