Protesters in Basra Storm Iranian Consulate as Deadly Demonstrations Rage

Protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in Iraq’s southern city of Basra on Friday, turning their wrath on Iraq’s powerful neighbor after five days of deadly demonstrations in which government buildings have been ransacked and torched.

Demonstrators broke in and began damaging the offices, shouting condemnation of what many Iraqis perceive as Iran’s sway over Iraq’s political parties. Security sources said the consulate was empty when the crowd burst in.



Read the full article on Reuters, September 7, 2018. Reporting by Aref Mohammed in Basra and Raya Jalabi in Erbil; Writing by Raya Jalabi; Editing by Peter Graff


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