Iran slams 'terrorist attack' on embassy
From the Swedish edition of The Local
Iran's official news agency, IRNA, described a protest outside the Iranian embassy in Stockholm on Friday as a “terrorist attack" after around 100 protesters stormed the compound and a staff member was injured.Iran summoned Swedish Ambassador Magnus Werndstedt following the incident.
"Following the terrorist attack by anti-revolutionary groups on Iran's embassy in Stockholm on Friday, the Swedish ambassador was summoned immediately," the IRNA report said.
The employee, whose nationality was not known, was hurt when protesters entered the compound and attacked him, according to Stockholm police.
He was punched and kicked and received medical attention at the embassy.
The protest outside the Iranian embassy in Stockholm broke out on Friday afternoon. Around 150 demonstrators, some of them wearing masks, began throwing rocks and trying to break into the embassy.
“People were yelling chants and cheers at the Iranian embassy for about an hour, and then about an hour later around 100 of the protesters entered the embassy compound through a gate,” Massood Mafan, a witness at the scene, told news agency TT.
“We are here because we demand that Sweden shut down the embassy and suspend all relations with Iran,” Mohammad Mohammad Bagheri, 29, told TT.
Ulf Höglund of the Stockholm police said the number of protesters inside the compound remains unconfirmed. Two people have been arrested on suspicion of vandalism.
Posted on 06/29/2009 3:42 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax