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Prominent Iranian cleric arrested for role in attack on Saudi embassy

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Hassan Kurdmihan, an Iranian cleric, preacher and director of religious institutions in Tehran and Karaj, has been arrested by Iranian authorities for guiding the attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran.

Hassan Kurdmihan

ILNA reports that according to Mohammadreza Mohseni Sani, a member of Parliament's National Security and Foreign Affairs Commission, Kurdmihan was involved in the attack on the Saudi embassy.

Kurdmihan had been in Syria and, according to Mohseni Sani, he was arrested upon his return to Iran.

Kurdmihan is linked to Ansar Hezbollah and is often referred to as the "young preacher" who established several religious committees in Tehran neighbourhoods.

Mohseni Sani said a number of institutions have supported Kurdmihan but he refused to name any particular office.

The spokesman for the judiciary also announced today that an arrest was made in connection with the attack on the Saudi embassy.

The judiciary added that 100 people have been arrested so far in connection with the attacks on Saudi diplomatic buildings and some have been released.

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