Aug 26, 2017, 12:03 PM
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Iran Leader to receive President, new cabinet

Tehran, Aug 26, IRNA - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei is slated to receive President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet members within hours, a report said on Saturday.

The meeting is to be held on the occasion of the Government Week (August 23-30) marking the anniversary of the martyrdom of top Iranian government officials who were in office for less than a month.

On August 30, 1981, a bombing claimed the lives of top officials including the then president Mohammad Ali Rajaei and prime minister Mohammad Javad Bahonar.

President Rajaei's government was only in office for 29 days.
Government Week is observed in memory of these men.

The terrorist organization Mojahedin-e Khalgh Organization (MKO) was responsible for the 1981 attack.

The MKO is also responsible for over 300 terror attacks against Iran.