Iranian politicians have applauded the ransacking of Israel’s embassy in Cairo, with state television calling the incident a major development in the Middle East, Haaretz reports. The embassy was stormed Friday after thousands of Egyptians scaled the security barrier, looted offices, lit fires, broke windows, and left anti-Israeli graffiti on the walls. A spokesman says Iran’s parliament voiced its full support for the looting, which forced Israel to airlift embassy officials out of the country. Iran considers Israel an enemy state.
Monday, September 12, 2011