Party leader and wife killed

 

Tehran - An Iranian opposition leader and his wife were assassinated at their home in the Iranian capital yesterday. Mr Daryoush Foruhar, a former labour minister, and his wife, Parvaneh, were killed in their house in eastern Tehran by unknown assailants.

Mr Foruhar, in his early 70s, was the leader of the Iranian Nation's Party and an outspoken critic of the Islamic regime. A long-time prisoner of the Shah, he served as minister of labour in the interim government of Mehdi Bazargan who became prime minister after the 1979 Islamic revolution.