Re: Trend (Azerbaijan) 1/3/16Iran arrests 40 over raiding, torching Saudi embassy in Tehran
Tehran's Prosecutor General, Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, said on Sunday that the police have arrested 40 protestors who raided the Saudi embassy in Tehran on Saturday night, Xinhua reported.
The judiciary has issued order to identify and arrest others who raided the embassy, Jafari Dolatabadi was quoted as saying.
Iranian protesters against the execution of a Shiite leader by Saudi Arabia raided and set fire to the Saudi Embassy in Tehran late Saturday.
The move came hours after the Saudi Interior Ministry announced that prominent Shiite leader Nimr al-Nimr and 46 other men were executed on terror charges.
In an announcement on Saturday, Iran's Foreign Ministry urged the police to protect the diplomatic compounds of Saudi Arabia in the country.
Earlier in the day, Iran's Foreign Ministry summoned Saudi Arabian charge d'affaires to Tehran and strongly condemned the execution of Nimr al-Nimr.
This is the second major protest event at that embassy, the earlier one over poorly explained stampede deaths of Iranians at the Haj. Again, the Saudis are wasting any of their huge reserves of goodwill on justifying the Imam's execution.
With Bahrain following suit and cutting ties with Iran, a Shiite uprising there is brewing, stifled considerably by images from Yemen as to how nasty it could turn out.
Some media references to the extreme violence in Tehran coming from 'agitators' doing no favors for the local authority.