Iran tries individuals over raiding Saudi embassy in Tehran

Politics Materials 18 July 2016 16:50 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 18

By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:

An Iranian court has indicted several individuals for raiding Saudi embassy in Tehran.

Some 21 individuals, accused of early January raid on Saudi embassy, stood a trial on July 18, Mehr news agency reported.

According to the report, the defendants have been charged with "disturbing the public order and damaging embassy buildings".

The suspects appeared in the court weeks after President Hassan Rouhani’s late June call for judiciary action on those who stormed the Saudi diplomatic missions.

After execution of prominent Shia cleric, Nimr al-Nimr, by the Saudis on Jan. 2 angry Iranian protesters stormed a Saudi embassy in Tehran and a consulate in Mashhad.

Right after the attacks on its diplomatic missions, Saudi Arabia said it severed ties with the Islamic Republic.