Iran General NewsItaly says Iranian militia tried to attack embassy

Italy says Iranian militia tried to attack embassy

-

ImageReuters: Dozens of members of Iran's religious Basij militia tried to attack Italy's embassy in Tehran on Tuesday, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said. ImageROME, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Dozens of members of Iran's religious Basij militia tried to attack Italy's embassy in Tehran on Tuesday, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said.

He said similar incidents had occurred at the French and Dutch embassies in Tehran.

Iran's semi-official Fars news agency said hardline students protested outside the French and Italian embassies, but there were no reports of violence or attempts by the students to attack the embassies.

Frattini told a Senate hearing: "About a hundred Basij dressed as civilians tried to assault the embassy shouting "Death to Italy" and "Death to Berlusconi (Italian Prime Minister)

He said the attackers had hurled stones at the embassy but caused no serious damage. Iranian police had intervened to "stop a full-blown assault", he added.

Italy is one of Iran's main trading partners in Europe.

(reporting by Roberto Landucci)

Latest news

NCRI Hosts Conference in France To Address the Need To Hold the Iranian Regime Accountable for Its Crimes

On January 17, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) hosted a conference in Auvers-sur-Oise, north of Paris,...

Iran’s Regime Tries To Whitewash Its Crimes

Iran’s State Prisons and Security and Corrective Measures Organization, which is under the supervision of the Judiciary, has distributed...

Iran: Raisi’s Six-Month Economic Record Contrasts Sharply With His 7,000-Page Program

In the summer of 2021, the Iran regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei installed the infamous Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi...

Iran’s Export in the Casino of the State Mafia

The Chairman of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Mohammad Khansari, has stated that the total volume of exports of...

Will Iraq Get Ever Free of Iran’s Sway?

After many years and massive popular protests, there are indications that Iraq’s body politic has decided to separate its...

Tehran Downplays Real Statistics of Car Accident Fatalities

The number of road accidents and fatalities in Iran has significantly increased during recent weeks. However, this is not...

Must read

Iran eyes oil pipeline to Basra

UPI: Five Iranian companies have expressed interest in bidding...

Obama admin paid Iran $2 billion ‘ransom to free US prisoners’

Washington, 24 Mar - The Obama administration paid Iran...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you