BBC: Former Iranian minister stabbed

Sunday, November 22, 1998
Published at 17:42 GMT
World: Middle East

Former Iranian minister stabbed Reports from Iran say a former labour minister, Dariush Foruhar, and his wife have been stabbed to death at their home in Tehran.

Police say they are investigating the killings. Mr Foruhar served in the first government after the Iranian revolution in 1979.

But in recent years he has criticised the current regime in Iran, and called for a secular administration.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service