Police Cameras Not Intended to Spy on Iranians

A04761742.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- The head of Iran’s Law Enforcement Police said closed-circuit security cameras would not be used to spy on Iranian citizens.

The police had proposed to install the cameras in crime-ridden areas of major cities in order to preserve human resources when dealing with a security crisis.

“(The cameras) would only be installed in public passageways so that when an accident occurs, police forces can be swiftly dispatched to the scene,” press tv quoted Brigadier General Ismail Ahmadi Moqaddam as saying in a Sunday letter to the president.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has initially opposed the move, urging non-provocative methods in providing security in major cities.

“The use of advanced and rightful techniques in dealing with offenders should be employed by the (NAJA) forces,” said the Iranian president.

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