Iranian Rioters Storm Saudi Arabian Embassy, Set It On Fire Over Execution Of Cleric [VIDEO]

Derek Hunter Contributor
Font Size:

In retaliation for the execution of 47 prisoners, including the popular Shi’ite cleric Namr al-Namr, by Saudi Arabia, rioters in Iran stormed the Saudi embassy in Tehran.

The mob smashed the contents of the building and threw Molotov cocktails at the building. (RELATED: Saudi Arabia Executes Prominent Government Critic, 46 Others)

Namr, one of only four Shi’ites in the group, was executed for what the Saudis deemed anti-governemnt activities.

Iranian journalist Sobhan Hassanvand has been tweeting from the scene.

Eventually police disbanded the crowd.