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Swedish police say five people illegally entered Iran embassy site in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Five people on Tuesday illegally entered the premises of Iran's embassy on the outskirts of Stockholm during a protest, Swedish police said in a statement.

The people were later removed from the area. It was not immediately clear whether any of the five had entered the embassy building itself, a police spokesperson told news agency TT.

Stockholm and Teheran are involved in a growing diplomatic row over several Swedish citizens held in custody in Iran.

Iran has meanwhile accused a Swedish court of unjustly sentencing a former Iranian official to life in prison over a mass execution of political prisoners in the 1980s.

(Reporting by Anna Ringstrom and Terje Solsvik; editing by Alexandra Hudson)