Protester storm the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran

Protesters in Iran stormed the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran on Sunday morning in reaction to the execution of prominent Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr.

 

Demonstrators broke into the embassy and started several fires both inside and outside of the building before being forced to disperse by police.

 

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards promised that “a harsh revenge will strike the Al Saud in the near future and cause the fall of this pro-terrorist, anti-Islamic regime” in response to Saturday’s execution of Nimr.

 

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi condemned the execution calling for prominent religious and political figures to break ties with Riyadh.

 

Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on his website, “I ask that the Shiites of Saudi Arabia show courage in responding even through peaceful demonstration, and the same Shiites in the Gulf, so as to deter injustice and government terrorism in the future”.

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