Iran begins trial for 21 linked to storming of Saudi posts

July 18, 2016 7:44 AM

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TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency says a closed trial has begun for 21 suspects in the storming of Saudi diplomatic missions earlier this year.

Protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran and a consulate in Mashhad in January after Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia executed Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Shiite cleric and dissident. Iran views itself as the defender of the world's Shiites.

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