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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Crowd attacks Iranian consulate in Iraq's Basra

BASRA, Iraq, June 14 (Reuters) - A crowd of demonstrators attacked Iran's consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra on Wednesday, setting fire to a reception area of the building, Reuters television footage showed.

Hundreds of protesters chanted slogans outside the consulate against an Iranian satellite station, accusing it of insulting a Shi'ite cleric in Iraq, but no other details were immediately available.
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