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EghtesadOnline: Spokesman for the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iran's Majlis (parliament) said bioterrorism and assassination bid against Iranian officials in Islamabad-Gharb in western province of Kermanshah were reviewed in today session of the commission.

Talking to IRNA, Hossein Naqavi Hosseini said several high-ranking officials including Head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholamreza Jalali, Chairman of Iran's parliamentary National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi, representatives of Intelligence Ministry and Majlis Research Center also attended the meeting. 

Bioterrorism means the deliberate and targeted release of viruses, bacteria and other organisms that cause death in humans, plants or animals. 

The issue of bioterrorism was firstly announced following the martyrdom of Ali Dadman, the son of former Transport Minister Rahman Dadman. 

Recently, the Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani has decreed a probe into death of Dadman, saying claims of bioterrorism are still premature to confirm. 

“It is still a speculation that the late Dadman was assassinated, taking both time and investigation,” Shamkhani explained. 

Shamkhani’s remarks come amid claims that Dadman’s death was linked with a bioterrorism attempt. 

Also, in this regard, Allaeddin Boroujerdi, head of the Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, confirmed Shamkhani’s decree to investigate the case, stressing the issue has to be studied. 

On July 10, MP from Qasr-e-Shirin Farhad Tajari said that up to two individuals were martyred in the course of an assassination attempt on officials of Islamabad Gharb. 

Tajari said the victims were the driver of Islamabad Gharb MP Heshmatollah Falahatpishe, and the official in charge of the veterinary network of Dalahu city.

He said Falahatpishe and governor of Rijab as well as a number of provincial officials were targeted in the assassination attempt by four terrorists in Rijab region at 01:00 pm on Sunday (July 10).

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