Attacker shot and arrested after trying to break into Rouhani's office

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Guards at the presidential complex in Tehran opened fire, wounding a man carrying a sword and trying to enter the compound, Iran's official IRNA news agency said Monday.

The man provided secret information about Iran's nuclear program to a USA intelligence agent as well as to a European country, for which he was paid, Tehran prosecutor Abbas Dori Najafabadi said, according to Mizan.

Mohsen Hamadani, the deputy governor of Tehran Province, said the man wanted to pass the gates but was shot in the foot and injured.

Iranian protesters chant slogans at a rally in Tehran Iran Saturday Dec. 30 2017. AP
Iranian protesters chant slogans at a rally in Tehran Iran Saturday Dec. 30 2017. AP

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday vowed to boost the Islamic republic's deterrent military power despite the pressure from the USA and its allies. The complex is a designated high security area and houses a number of key government institutions, according to Reuters.

A senior Iranian military commander said that the missile depots of the country are protected against the enemies' attacks, Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday.

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