Tehran tightens security precautions around Russian embassy


Iran's law enforcement agencies have taken extra security precautions around the Russian embassy in Tehran, a source at the embassy said.

"The local diplomatic police have tightened security. Reinforced police cordons can be seen around the premises. Inside the embassy certain entry restrictions have been introduced," TASS cited a source as saying.

He described the situation in Tehran as "stable on the whole." "There were some demonstrations in the city on January 2, but we did not see them," a source added.

Current unrest in Iran began on December 28. Demonstrators in various cities were protesting against price hikes. Clashes between protesters and police left at least twenty dead. Several police were killed. The Iranian authorities say 450 rioters have been arrested.