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Iran's Parliament hails raid on Israel embassy

Iran Materials 12 September 2011 15:27
Members of Iran's parliament have expressed their full support for the ransacking of the Israeli embassy in Egypt's capital city of Cairo by the Egyptians.
Iran's Parliament hails raid on Israel embassy

Members of Iran's parliament have expressed their full support for the ransacking of the Israeli embassy in Egypt's capital city of Cairo by the Egyptians, Deputy head of the Parliament's Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Esmail Kowsari said on Monday, Press TV reported with reference to IRNA.

Kowsari noting that the committee had held an extraordinary session on Sunday to discuss the latest developments in Libya, Egypt, Bahrain and Syria.

Egyptian protesters destroyed parts of the protective cement wall around the Israeli embassy in Cairo after the Friday prayers and broke into the building, despite the presence of heavily armed Egyptian security forces.

The Israeli ambassador and other diplomatic staff were then forced to hurriedly leave the Egyptian capital.

According to medical sources, three people were killed and more than 1,000 people left injured in what has been described as the worst anti-Israeli outburst in Egypt in many years.

Many observers compare the storming of the Israeli embassy in Cairo with the takeover of the US embassy in the Iranian capital of Tehran following Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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