The Iranian parliament ended its session today without voting on the nomination of Deputy Interior Minister and national police chief Mostafa Mir-Salim as prime minister.
Mir-Salim, 33, was chosen by President Abol Hassan Bani-Sadr yesterday, but the parliament, which continues to meet, must approve the selection.
A French-trained engineer, Mir-Salim is a member of the Islamic Republican Party's central council, but is regarded as taking a relatively independent line within the party. When he is approved, he will be Iran's first permanent prime minister since the February 1979 revolution.
Meanwhile, two television reporters from Denmark and Turkey, detained for questioning last Monday on whether they supplied film to American networks, were released tonight.
Carl Sorensen of Danish TV said he and Hami Sami of Turkey were handed over to diplomatic representatives of their own countries at the Foreign Ministry. The two had been arrested by the revolutionary central committee, or Komiteh, for questioning. Sorensen said they had been held at the Komiteh's headquarters and not in Tehran's Evin Prison as had been earlier reported.
Two bombs were defused in front of the home of Hojatoleslam Moadikhah, the judge in the trail of Taghi Shahran, a leftist leader who was executed Thursday for murdering a fellow leftist, the daily Islamic Republic reported.
In another development, Foreign Minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh charged today that the French police had been informed of the plot to kill former prime minister Shahpour Bakhtiar in Paris before the attempt was made July 18.