Iran announces 100 arrests over Saudi embassy attack

    Iran announces 100 arrests over Saudi embassy attack

    Jan 24, Tehran: Around 100 suspects were arrested, with some later released, following an attack on Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran, a spokesman for Iran's judiciary said.

    Iran's state TV Sunday quoted spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi announcing the arrests, which he said took place after the January attacks. He did not give further details.

    It is unusual for Iran to publicly announce arrests following such incidents, media report said.

    Protesters set fire to the Saudi embassy in Tehran and attacked its consulate in another Iranian city in response to the kingdom's execution of a prominent Shiite cleric on Jan 2.

    The protests provoked Saudi Arabia to cut diplomatic ties with Iran, escalating tensions between the longtime regional rivals.

    The Oslo Times


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