Protesters Storm, Set Fire To Saudi Embassy In Iran

Tyler Durden's picture

Earlier today, Saudi Arabia announced it had staged its largest mass execution in 25 years. 

43 al-Qaeda conspirators were killed along with 4 Shiites accused of shooting policemen in the anti-government protests which broke out during the Arab Spring. Among the Shiites killed: prominent cleric Nimr al-Nimr.

His death drew sharp criticism from Iran and Hezbollah with the latter calling the execution a “grave mistake.” Here's WSJ:

Lebanese militant group Hezbollah called Mr. al-Nemer’s execution a “stain that would haunt this regime,” while former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Malki, another ally of Iran, said the execution “will topple the Saudi regime.”


Arab Gulf allies of the kingdom such as Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates said they supported steps taken by Saudi Arabia to “confront terrorism.”


Mr. al-Nemer was sentenced to death in October 2014 and charged with crimes including disobeying the ruler, inciting sectarian strife and bearing arms against security forces.


Mr. al-Nemer wasn’t widely known outside Qatif before 2011, when he emerged as a leading voice behind Shiite protests that rocked the oil-rich eastern part of Saudi Arabia for two years.


He was arrested after a car chase near his family’s farm in their hometown of Awwamiya in July 2012. Authorities said he opened fire at security forces. His family has denied this and said he was unarmed.

“We condemn a deplore this unjust killing and consider it an example of killing wisdom and moderation,” Mr. al-Nemer’s family said in a statement.

"The Saudi government supports terrorists and takfiri [heretic] extremists, while executing and suppressing critics inside the country," Iran's Foreign Ministry declared. These are "hostile statements," Riyadh responded, adding that Iran's comments constitute "a blatant intervention in the kingdom’s affairs.”

Protests erupted in the Qatif district of Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province as well as in Bahrain, where hundreds took to the streets, burning tires and braving tear gas fired by police. As we reported earlier today, protesters had also converged on the Saudi embassy in Iran. 

Now, in what looks like a repeat of the Iran Hostage Crisis, the protesters in Tehran have reportedly broken into the Saudi embassy and set it ablaze with Molotov cocktails. 

"Images shared on social media early on Sunday morning appeared to show Iranian protesters breaking into Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran and starting fires, after gathering there to denounce the kingdom's execution of a Shi'ite cleric," Reuters reports. "One photograph, posted on Twitter, showed protesters outside the embassy building with small fires burning inside, while another showed a room with smashed furniture purportedly inside the building."

As a reminder, the Sheikh was a prominent voice in the anti-government movement in Saudi Arabia. Riyadh effectively killed (literally) two birds with one stone with his execution: 1) a dissident voice was forever silenced, 2) a message was sent to Tehran, whose regional influence is expanding in Iraq and Yemen and whose forces have served to shore up the Assad government in its fight against Sunni extremists in Syria.

Now, the Iranians look set to send a message back to Riyadh as the sectarian divide once again rears its ugly head.

Meanwhile, Iran's foreign ministry is calling for "calm." Here's Reuters:

Iran's Foreign Ministry called for calm in the early hours of Sunday after police dispersed angry protesters who had stormed Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran.


Demonstrators broke into the embassy and started fires before being cleared away by the police, Iran's ISNA news agency reported, after gathering there to denounce the kingdom for executing a prominent Shi'ite cleric on Saturday.


The ministry issued a statement calling on protesters to respect the diplomatic premises, according to the Entekhab news website.

If this situation escalates, clearly crude oil will be well bid on Sunday afternoon.

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G.O.O.D's picture

Da roof da roof da roof is on fire!

-.-'s picture

The bells be a-tollin'

TeamDepends's picture

I uh tol' ya it's the religion of peace!

WTFRLY's picture

Joo World Order loading ... ... ... 50% Do u want to unpack Radical Sectarian War upgrade v. 1.666???? Yes

No, the Joo World Order does not exist...

TeamDepends's picture

Fire, it's what's for dinner in 2016.

quintago's picture

The difference between Iran and Arabs is that Arabs use religion because they are nuts and really believe it. Iran uses it to spread influence. Mark my words, they are going to use this as a pretext to take over Eastern Saudi Arabia. Not directly, but will bring it under their sphere of influence. Bahrain (where the 5th fleet is) is also on the menu. Then Iran, with Russia's help, will give a swift kick in the ass to the US.

All thanks to GWB and Barry. Well done idiots. Should have taken out Iranian regime first, or at least when the opportunity was presented to you on a silver platter during the green revolution.

gatorengineer's picture

You are forgetting the Turks and the Egyptians in the Equation.  Turkey has the Aspiration to be the big dog in the Muslim world.  Egypt has millions of Military aged men who will fight for $100 bucks a month and kill Shiites's.  This isnt the slam dunk for Iran that you think.  Remember which side the Joos are on....  Obama is just the sideshow for them.  Time for a US carrier to take an accidental Iranian rocket, most likely from an Israeli Diesel boat..... Then it will be on like Donkey Kong

Anyone who thinks the Iranians  (persians) cant be as crazy religious as the Saudis is missing out as well.

BaBaBouy's picture

""Saudis Kill Top Shiite Cleric""

But... But... But... But... But... But... But... But... But... It's A Religion Of Peace We Are Told Repeatedly (By The PC-MSM)...

wee-weed up's picture

Shi'ite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr = Franz Ferdinand

knukles's picture

Why can't all the Muzzies just get along?

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Muslims have been killing each other nonstop since literally the day after the "prophet" died. They only take a break from killing each other to kill infidels. It's a death cult.

G.O.O.D's picture

Ancient hatreds with modern weapons. my kind of show.


Too bad George isn't here to see this. 

38BWD22's picture



Russia's great ally: Iran


Maybe all of them should get together, BRIICS, (Brazil, Russia, India, Iran, China, South Africa).


NidStyles's picture

Mossad is at it again.

COSMOS's picture

Did the Iranians take any hostages in the Saudi Embassy?

Skateboarder's picture

Oh hell no, not Farage. That's like the equivalent of trying to take out Ron Paul. He's like the last good guy standing there, among a bunch of bitchass paedophiles.

Winston Churchill's picture

Why ?

Were the Saudis hiding the most wanted and evil SAVAK agents in the embassy ?

Even the Saudis aren't that exceptionaly stupid.

beemasters's picture

Definitely what Israel is hoping for. Next, SA vs Iran war.

eatthebanksters's picture

This isn't about one guy getting executed, its about manipulating the masses toward an enemy.  Do you think Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah & Al Queda give a shit about the thousands of civilians they have killed through acts of terror? Hamas executes its own on the street if they are even suspected of abetting Israel.  Hezbollah is no different.  Iran executes 2000+ people a year on ridiculous trumped up charges.  Its ironic that Iran will let its people trash ths Saudi embassy yet if those same people stood up to the current ruling party they would be shot.  Its a clusterfuck of idiots...time to let these guys burn their houses down.  

Interesting that ISIS has recentley said that they would allow Christians and Jews to live among them as long as they pay a tax, the Jizya, however they have said that they would kill all Shiite Muslims, period.  Moderate Muslims want out of the region cause this shit is going to escalate.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) eatthebanksters Jan 2, 2016 10:19 PM

If you look at history the Jews given enough rope always overreach.


BiPolarFrenchman's picture

I'd think Mossad on the recent "shooting" in Tel Aviv, but this escalation looks organic.  

Saudis also announced they're lifting the ceasefire in Yemen.  

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) BiPolarFrenchman Jan 2, 2016 10:18 PM

Nuke the Cube and end this madness.

TheReplacement's picture

It seems apparent that those in power are unwilling or afraid to nuke the cube.  Perhaps they fear it really has power, the kind of power they want for themselves.

NidStyles's picture

We are talking about a bunch of people that believe in Lucifer and blood tribute after all.

Allen_H's picture

Agreed, this would help. The Kabba cube of Saturn worship is part of the problem.

NidStyles's picture

The Mossad wanted this reaction, they are trying to get Iran to bite the bait. It's also why we are now reading about Iran continuing it's missile program. 


Major Malfunction's picture





ShortCommonSense's picture

I think he was referring to George Carlin, greatly missed.

J Jason Djfmam's picture

At least us non-muslims have better reasons for killing.

Sarc to taste.

bamawatson's picture

man how would you feel if you had to wear a dress, smell worse than the pigs you can't eat, squat in squalor six times a day to 'pray' after to listening to that hideous sound that b hussein homobama said was the sweetest sound on earth, all because you were following the edicts of a psycopath pervert prophet?

Phil Free's picture

 .... a psychopath pedophile pervert prophet ... who died around one-thousand, three-hundred and eighty-four years ago?

Hey, and while we're feeling real smart ... how would you feel if your "religion" also instructed you to WORSHIP a black meteorite? 


You know, the 'Black Stone', in the Ka'bah, in Mecca.  In that square tent that all those millions of towel-heads circle around, on foot.  They worship a .. metorite. And then, somehow, in the same breath, these same muzlims swear that their "religion" is .. monotheistic. No, really.  It's true! Just ask one!

The best Sun's picture

It's not a meteorite.

It represents the hexagon at Saturns' pole.

A Hexagon looks just like a cube.

Google images : Saturns pole.

The circling of the cube represents the rotating concentric rings that circle the hexagon on Saturn.

The whole thing is just Saturn worship under a different label.

Just like the Christers. 

Cut out a paper christian cross symbol and it folds into guess what?

A fucking cube.

Some hebrews tie a cube to their forehead.

Can't see why but ours is not to question.

Happy Saturnalia bitchez! 

TheReplacement's picture

as compared to say,... marriage? 


TBT or not TBT's picture

Our hopes and prayers are that lots of fanatics on both sides died today, and badly.  Good riddance to bad rubbish.  

G.O.O.D's picture

What would really be cool is if the Brits jumped into the fray and got their beak tweaked again. Wouldn't that be a back-slapping rip roarer?

Major Malfunction's picture

And they would possibly be interested in jumping in why?

lincolnsteffens's picture

Catholics and Protestants had a pretty good go at it back in the day.

This is Hostage Crisis Part Deux. Was anyone in the Embassy or did they move out days ago?

azusgm's picture

Staff evacuated before the building was stormed. No hostages.

tenpanhandle's picture

At this point, what difference does it make???...oh wrong place, my bad.

Arnold's picture

Were any American 'ambassadors' involved?

El Vaquero's picture

I don't always Jihad, but when I do, I burn down Saudi Embassies. 

Abraxas's picture

This website has become one big comercial. You can't even get to the article without your CPU stalling. It's become grotesque. Anti-establishment my ass.

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Karma blocker works well, add Ghostry to see the incoming .

conscious being's picture

Indeed. Tyler's need to eat like everyone else.