Majlis National Security Commission to meet on recent unrests

 IRNA – Chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said that the parliamentary body will convene Tuesday to discuss recent protests.

The meeting to be attended by officials from responsbile departments will be held on the order of Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani, he said.

The commission is to explore the internal and extra-territorial reasons behind the unrests to submit to the upcoming open session, he said without specifying the date of the session.

Announcing that most of the detainees have been released on bail, Boroujerdi said that those who committed offenses will be definitely dealt with based on legal standards.

Protests broke out as a peaceful demonstration in Iran’s second largest city of Mashhad on December 28 but gradually grew violent and spread to other major cities and dozens of small towns.