Tehran, Iran, February 6
By Mehdi Sepahvand -- Trend:
Iran is going to intensify watch on foreign embassies in the time leading up to the upcoming elections, Alaeiddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission tacitly said.
"I do not think any country would want to try something wrong in elections time," he said, adding, "As for intelligence issues we are not worried, because related officials will act their duties within established frameworks," the YJC news agency reported February 6.
A week earlier, Mohammad Ali Pourmokhtar, head of the Parliament's Article 90 Commission had called for closer watch on embassies in the time leading to the February 26 elections of the Parliament and Assembly of Experts.
The Article 90 Commission is a body in the Parliament that deals with petitions filed against the Islamic Republic's three legislative, executive, and judiciary branches.
Pourmokhtar had told of reports indicating that some embassies in Iran are holding special meetings related to the upcoming elections.
"Certainly there are political and security concerns as well as intensions of intervention behind such moves," he had said.
Iran's security organizations grew increasingly sensitive toward foreign activities in the country in election times following the disturbances that ensued 2009 presidential elections. The Islamic Republic at that time blamed a major part of the events on foreign countries.