TEHRAN – A parliamentary panel on Monday approved a bill that would reform regulations on the use of firearms by the law enforcement forces, an MP said.
MP Mahmoud Abbaszadeh, the spokesman for the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said the bill will be submitted to the parliament’s presiding board for vote in a plenary session.
In February, an Iranian police officer was killed in the line of duty in the southern city of Shiraz.
Colonel Ali Akbar Ranjbar had been injured during a confrontation with a group of gangsters, but refrained from using his handgun. He later succumbed to machete wounds.