Iranian protesters storm Saudi embassy, foreign ministry calls for calm

Saudi Arabia May Be Facing More Unrest After Executing 47 Prisoners

DUBAI (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.

SEE ALSO: Arab Spring cleric Nimr al-Nimr among 47 executed by Saudi Arabia

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.

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