Iran’s Consulate in Iraq attacked by demonstrators

Demonstrators condemn Iranian meddling in Iraq, attack regime’s consulate in Karbala

Stop Fundamentalism, Karbola, Iraq – Salaheddin TV in Karbala reported on June 12 that demonstrators from supporters of Shiite Iraqi Scholar, Ayatollah Mahmoud Al-Hassani, attacked the Iranian Consulate in Karbala and hurled stones at it.

This attack caused the Consulate’s guards to fire their guns to disperse the protesters.

The over 500-strong demonstration erupted after an Iranian TV channel, Kowthar, said that Ayatollah Mahmoud Hassani is not a religious scholar because of violating the principles and rules of Shiism and that he is being pursued by Justice (Ministry).

In this demonstration, protesters called for the closure of the Iranian consulate in Karbala and also the closure of Kowthar TV channel. 

The demonstrators also chanted slogans condemning policies of Iran and obvious intervention of this country in Iraq.