Saturday Apr 27, 201305:36 PM GMT
'Iran Majlis hails raid on Israel embassy'
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Iran's Majlis (parliament)
A senior Iranian lawmaker says members of Iran's Majlis (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 Majlis Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Esmail Kowsari made the remark on Monday, noting that that the committee had held an extraordinary session on Sunday to discuss the latest developments in Libya, Egypt, Bahrain and Syria, IRNA reported.

Angry 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.

Kosari added that Iranian lawmakers stressed the importance of recognizing the National Transitional Council (NTC) in Libya “at the earliest.”

With regard to the events in Syria, the legislator said although foreign powers tried to provoke the Syrian people against the government, the country is in a peaceful situation.

Members of the Majlis committee also expressed their support for resistance of the Bahraini people, Kowsari concluded.

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