Iranian court issues verdict in Saudi embassy attack

World Tuesday 01/November/2016 21:40 PM
By: Times News Service
Iranian court issues verdict in Saudi embassy attack

Beirut: Iran's judiciary has issued verdicts for 20 people accused of storming Saudi diplomatic missions in January and will announce them in the near future, an official was quoted as saying by the judiciary news agency on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic relations with Iran after protesters stormed the kingdom's embassy in Tehran and consulate in Mashhad in response to Riyadh's execution of a cleric.
The Iranian government condemned the assault and President Hassan Rouhani asked the judiciary to punish the protesters and prevent further attacks.
The Mizan news agency quoted a judge as saying that the verdicts for 20 defendants had been issued and "will be announced soon." He did not give the names of the 20 and did not say whether they had been convicted or not.
Iran's judiciary announced in April that more than 100 suspects had been arrested over the attack on the Saudi missions and 48 charged. All were released on bail.