Baku, Azerbaijan, May 23
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
An Iranian minister has dismissed reports suggesting Ministry of Science, Research and Technology has employed a former US security official.
The Minister of Science, Research and Technology Mohammad Farhadi has said the reports on employing a US security official in the ministry are baseless, Mehr news agency reported May 23.
He added that those who have spread the rumors can be prosecuted.
Farhadi further said that several doctored photographs aimed at accusing the ministry have been published.
Over the past week, a group of conservative media outlets have published reports suggesting that the recently appointed acting head of the ministry's center for international cooperation, Saideh Lotfian, had served as a US security advisor in Dubai.