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Students try to attack UK embassy in Tehran

Iranian students scuffled with riot police who kept them from attacking the British embassy in Tehran yesterday, while Iran’s supreme leader accused the United States of acting in a “shameless” way and damaging an important Shia Muslim shrine in Iraq. In a day of rising frustration with the American and British occupation of Iraq, more than 500 students burned American, British and Israeli flags at the embassy and demanded that the British ambassador to Tehran be expelled. “We want Muslim countries to cut relations with the United States and countries that helped it in occupying Iraq,” a student, Ali Reza Zahedi, said. Before dispersing peacefully, the students called on the Iranian government to cut ties with Britain. Full Story

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