Iran cheers embassy looting

Cairo mob forced Israeli officials to flee

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.