Iran warns protestors not to storm embassies

Iran has warned protestors not to break into foreign missions following violent demonstrations at the British Embassy compound in Tehran.

A representative of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution said on Thursday that protestors are not only permitted to carry out peaceful demonstrations but are also encouraged to do so.

He added, however, that storming foreign missions in the country would not be tolerated.

“International treaties prohibit entry into (foreign) offices and buildings,” warned Mehdi Mir-Ahmadi in an address to a group of protesters in Tehran.

Mir-Ahmadi made the appeal after hundreds of university students staged separate rallies near the Jordanian embassy and the Egyptian interests section in Tehran in protest at the inaction of the Arab states toward the war on Gaza.

Israeli air operations against the Gaza Strip — home to 1.5 million Palestinians — since Saturday have lead to the death of some 417 Palestinians and the injury of over 2000.

Fears that foreign missions may be stormed have been fueled by protests at the UK embassy compound in Tehran on Tuesday when riot police were called in to subdue an angry crowd that broke into the area.

The demonstrators reportedly lowered the British …

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