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Iranian protesters storm British diplomatic compounds

11-30-2011 07:36 BJT

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Iranian protesters briefly took six British embassy staff hostage on Tuesday when they stormed two diplomatic compounds in Tehran in a protest against sanctions imposed by Britain.

Britain said it was outraged by the attacks on its embassy compounds, but had no immediate comment on the seizure of its staff.

According to Iran’s Fars news agency, the staff were freed by police from a leafy residential complex in north Tehran.

Hard-line Iranian protesters stormed British diplomatic compounds Tuesday, hauling
down the Union Jack, torching an embassy vehicle and pelting buildings with petrol
bombs in what began as an apparent state-approved show of anger over the latest
Western sanctions to punish Tehran for defiance over its nuclear program.

The attacks come at a time of rising diplomatic tension between Iran and Western nations who last week imposed fresh sanctions over Tehran’s nuclear program.

Hard-line Iranian protesters stormed British diplomatic compounds Tuesday, hauling
down the Union Jack, torching an embassy vehicle and pelting buildings with petrol
bombs in what began as an apparent state-approved show of anger over the latest
Western sanctions to punish Tehran for defiance over its nuclear program.

Hard-line Iranian protesters stormed British diplomatic compounds Tuesday, hauling
down the Union Jack, torching an embassy vehicle and pelting buildings with petrol
bombs in what began as an apparent state-approved show of anger over the latest
Western sanctions to punish Tehran for defiance over its nuclear program.

Hard-line Iranian protesters stormed British diplomatic compounds Tuesday, hauling
down the Union Jack, torching an embassy vehicle and pelting buildings with petrol
bombs in what began as an apparent state-approved show of anger over the latest
Western sanctions to punish Tehran for defiance over its nuclear program.

Hard-line Iranian protesters stormed British
diplomatic compounds Tuesday, hauling down the
Union Jack, torching an embassy vehicle and
pelting buildings with petrol bombs in what
began as an apparent state-approved show of
anger over the latest Western sanctions to
punish Tehran for defiance over its nuclear program.

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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