IRAN: Man Attempts to Break In to Presidential Office

On 5 February, an unidentified man wielding a machete attempted to breach the Iranian presidential office. The perpetrator was shot in the leg and arrested. Tehran’s deputy governor, Mohsen Hamedani, reports that President Hassan Rouhani was not in the presidential office during the incident. Authorities have not yet released the identity of the perpetrator or his motive. 

[Robert B. Lundgren]