Russian embassy in Tehran tightens up security measures amid protests

Security precautions tightened around Russian embassy in Tehran
Security precautions tightened around Russian embassy in Tehran

Extra security precautions have been taken around the Russian embassy in Tehran, Tass reported on Wednesday.

"The local diplomatic police have tightened security," a source at the embassy said. "Reinforced police cordons can be seen around the premises. Inside the embassy, certain entry restrictions have been introduced."

The current unrest in Iran began on December 28. 

Demonstrators in various cities were protesting against price hikes. 

Clashes between protesters and police left at least twenty dead. Several police were killed. 

The Iranian authorities say 450 rioters have been arrested.


 

Last Modified: 01 03 2018 05:02 PM

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