Italy embassy in Iran ‘targeted by Basij militia’

Dozens of people including pro-government militia have tried to attack Italy’s embassy in Iran, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini says.

Basij militia dressed as civilians hurled stones and shouted “Death to Italy” and “Death to Berlusconi”, he told a senate hearing.

Iranian media said a protest took place but made no mention of violence.

Tensions have been high in Tehran since President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed poll win last year.


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