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Angry mob set fire to Iranian consulate

An angry crowd of demonstrators attacked the Iranian consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra on Wednesday

  • Agencies
  • Published: 00:00 June 14, 2006
  • Gulf News

Basra: An angry crowd of demonstrators attacked the Iranian consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra on Wednesday.

Hundreds of protesters gathered to protest against an Iranian satellite station which they said had insulted a Shiite cleric in Iraq.

A cleric addressing the crowd demanded a public apology from Iran. "If our demand is not met we will not be able to hold back these angry crowds," he told the demonstrators.

The protesters set fire to a reception area of the building and burned tyres outside the building.

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