Iran judiciary to identify riot agitators

Iran Materials 29 June 2009 13:02 (UTC +04:00)

Iran's Prosecutor General Ayatollah Qorban-Ali Dorri-Najafabadi says the country's judiciary is making utmost efforts to identify those behind the latest riots, reported Press TV.

Dorri-Najafabadi made the remarks in the city of Karaj on Sunday to commemorate the martyrdom of former chief justice Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti.

Opposition rallies were held almost on a daily basis, following the announcement of the country's election results, in which incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner with almost two-thirds of the votes.

However, once the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, called for an end to the street rallies, the protests drew down heavily on scale and frequency.

"Definitely, those who attacked people with cold weapons and guns were not the Iranians and the judiciary is making utmost efforts to identify those behind the country's post- election turmoil," Dorri-Najafabadi said.

"Few people held illegal rallies and disturbed people's peace and security in an inappropriate act. They will definitely be identified with the cooperation of people and the judiciary," he added.

The former Intelligence Minister further pointed out that the police and security forces have managed to curb riots restored order across the country.

"Before the presidential elections, people supported their favorite candidates by obeying the laws and 40 million people cast their ballots on the Election Day," he explained.

"Once again the enemies of the Islamic Republic failed to achieve their goals when they faced such an epic in the country," he noted.