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Iran’s Parliamentary Commission Convenes to Discuss Bioterrorism Aspects

12 July 2016 12:32

The Iranian parliament’s national security and foreign policy commission held a session on Tuesday morning to study different aspects of bioterrorism after growing concerns about possible bioterrorist attacks against Iranian figures.

The commission’s meeting was attended by Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali, representatives from the Intelligence Ministry and from other security organizations, rapporteur of the commission, Hossein Naqavi Hosseini told Tasnim.

One of the topics discussed in the meeting was the methods for the cultivation of organic agricultural products in the wake of concerns about bioterrorist attacks.

The issue of bioterrorist attacks in Iran has raised concerns over the past weeks after speculations that an Iranian figure that died recently at a young age had fallen victim to bioterrorism.

Bioterrorism is terrorism involving the intentional release or dissemination of biological agents, such as bacteria, viruses, or toxins, to target people.139501191755352187469664

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