31st August, 1981 : The President and Prime Minister of Iran were assassinated yesterday by a bomb which exploded during a meeting at the house of Dr Mohammed Javad Bahomar, the Prime Minister. He and Mohamed Ali Rejai were killed outright. Three others also died and Iran has gone into official mourning. Cinemas and other places of entertainment have been closed while preparations are being made for a massive funereal procession. The Ayatollah Khomeini thundered: “There is no place in this nation for deviants from Islam.”

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