Four people suspected of throwing acid in Isfahan have been arrested, says a spokesman for Iran's Interior Ministry, and "all dimensions of the incidents" are being investigated.

IRNA reported on Monday October 20 that according to Morteza MirBagheri, there should no longer be "any concerns" regarding safety in Isfahan and the issue of acid throwing has been handled "in the best possible manner."

There has been widespread outrage in the city of Isfahan over incidents of women being attacked with acid in public spaces.

President Rohani's advisor on women's affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi has urged the Security forces and the judiciary to firmly pursue the issue of acid throwing. She has been quoted as saying that as these actions have no justification under Sharia Laws, they should be met with the swift and firm hand of the law.