A man got past security and slapped an Iranian provincial governor.
A man approached Brig. Gen. Abedin Khorram on a stage where he was addressing an audience then slapped him before authorities took him away, footage showed.
Abedin Khorram, the new governor general of Iran's East Azarbayjan Province, was slapped in the face by a member of the audience during his inauguration ceremony this morning. pic.twitter.com/opJgTpNl8S
— Kian Sharifi (@KianSharifi) October 23, 2021
He was reportedly appointed by a parliament under the government of President Ebrahim Raisi, a protégé of Iran's leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
“I do not know him, of course, but you should that, although I did not want to say it, when I was in Syria, I would get whipped by the enemy 10 times a day and would be beaten up,” Khorram said when he returned to the stage after the slap. “More than 10 times, they would hold an armed gun to my head.”
He will forgive the man for slapping him, he said.
The attack was due to personal reasons, and the slapper was described as a member of the Revolutionary Guard’s Ashoura Corps, which Khorram had previously overseen, Iran's IRNA news agency reported.
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