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Iranian students raid British diplomatic compound

TEHRAN (AFP) – A group of Iranian demonstrators stormed the British diplomatic compound in Tehran to protest London’s stance towards the Israeli onslaught on Gaza, state news agency IRNA reported.

“A large group of people and students entered the Gholhak gardens, which are occupied by the British embassy to protest at Britain’s policies in supporting the Zionist regime and put up the Palestinian flag there,” IRNA said Tuesday.

A media officer at the British embassy in Tehran confirmed the report adding that diplomatic police had driven the demonstrators out.

“We do confirm the raid on our premises. We are in contact with Islamic republic authorities to resolve the matter,” Mitra Behnam told AFP.

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December 31, 2008 Posted by | Middle East | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment